Location of Thisted municipality
View of beach with small trawlers berthing in
Thisted municipality is a municipality ( Danish: ) in kommune North Denmark Region, Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,072 km², and has a total population of 45,549 (2008). Its mayor is Erik Hove Olesen, a member of the Social Democrats ( Socialdemokraterne). The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Thisted.
On January 1, 2007 Thisted municipality was, as the result of
, merged with Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007) Hanstholm and Sydthy municipalities to form a new Thisted municipality.
Main article: Thy (district)
Thisted municipality is roughly identical with the traditional district of
Thy, except that the municipality includes a small portion of the district Hanherred, but not the southernmost peninsula of Thy, Thyholm.
Famous residents of the municipality [ edit ]
Thisted is the birthplace of geographer
Conrad Malte-Brun, writer Jens Peter Jacobsen and chess Grandmaster Bent Larsen.
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Coordinates: 56°57′10″N 8°36′10″E / 56.9528°N 8.60278°E