Lemvig Municipality

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Location of Lemvig municipality
Lemvig Church in the center of Lemvig, Denmark. Photograph: Gerd Thiele. August 2, 2005

Lemvig is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 516.63 km2, and has a population of 20,657 (1 January 2015). Its mayor is Erik Flyvholm, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Lemvig. The town has a population of 6,966.

The current municipality was enlarged on January 1, 2007 as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007) when the former Thyborøn-Harboøre municipality was merged into the existing Lemvig municipality.

A significant part of its southern border is defined by the waters of Bøvling Fjord, Indfjorden and Nissum Fjord. A string of islands define the western perimeter of the waters south of the municipality; some of these islands belong to the municipality, and others belong to its southern neighbor, Ulfborg-Vemb. These waters at the municipality's southern border, encompassing the three fjords, plus Fejsted Kog is a national park.

The Lem Cove (Lem Vig) leads into the town of Lemvig from Nissum Bredning. Lake Ferring (Ferring Sø) lies north of the town of Ferring.

Locations[edit]

The municipality was originally created in 1970 as the result of a kommunalreform ("Municipal Reform") that merged a number of existing parishes:

  • Bøvling Parish
  • Dybe Parish
  • Fabjerg Parish
  • Ferring Parish
  • Fjaltring Parish
  • Flynder Parish
  • Gudum Parish
  • Heldum Parish
  • Hove Parish
  • Hygum Parish
  • Lemvig Parish
  • Lomborg Parish
  • Møborg Parish
  • Nees Parish
  • Nørlem Parish
  • Nørre Nissum Parish
  • Ramme Parish
  • Rom Parish
  • Trans Parish
  • Tørring Parish
  • Vandborg Nissum Parish

The four largest locations in the Municipality are:

Lemvig 6,900
Thyborøn 2,000
Harboøre 1400
Nørre Nissum 990

Attractions[edit]

Bovbjerg Fyr.
  • The museum of religious art (Museet for religiøs kunst)
  • Bovbjerg Fyr, a light tower at the western coast near Ferring
  • Ramme Dige
  • Jens Søndergård Museum in Ferring
  • Lemvig Museum in the town of Lemvig
  • The planetstien ("planet trail") at the edge of Lemvig town shows a model of the solar system at a scale of 1:1.000.000.000. In a small park at the edge of the town you find the sun, 1.4 metres in diameter. The other planets follow along a path far out of town, represented as small bronze balls on granite pedestals. The outer planet, Pluto, is nearly 5 kilometres away from the sun. The trail is part of the Lemvig Museum.

The town of Lemvig[edit]

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

Lemvig's municipal council consists of 21 members, elected every four years.

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F K N O V
2005 5 2 1 1 1 15 25 77.3% Erik Flyvholm (V)
2009 4 3 3 1 2 8 21 74.9%
2013 5 2 1 1 12 77.5%
2017 4 1 1 2 1 12 76.7%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Notable people from the Municipality[edit]

  • Vilhelm Prior (1835 in at Mølgård in Vandborg Parish, west of Lemvig - 1910) a Danish book dealer and publisher

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 56°32′N 8°18′E / 56.533°N 8.300°E / 56.533; 8.300