Morsø Municipality

Location in Denmark

Morsø municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Nordjylland in northern Denmark. The municipality is located on the island of Morsø or Mors, an island in the Limfjord, the sound that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of Jutland Peninsula. The municipality includes the smaller island of Agerø, and covers an area of 368 km². It has a total population of 22,091 (2008). Its mayor is Egon Pleidrup Poulsen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Nykøbing Mors.

Because Morsø municipality comprises the entirety of the island, all municipal neighbors are separated by a body of water.

The 382 meter long Vilsund Bridge (Vilsundbro) connects the municipality at the town of Sundby over the Vil Strait to the town of Vilsund Vest in Thisted municipality.

The 1,717 meter long Sallingsund Bridge, which opened on 30 May 1978, connects the municipality at the town of Nykøbing Mors over the Salling Strait to the town of Sallingsund. Before the bridge was built there was a train ferry connection over the strait from the town of Nykøbing to Glyngøre, and a car ferry connection between Pinen at Mors and Plagen at Salling (e.g. "The Torment and the Plague").

Morsø municipality was not merged with other municipalities by 1 January 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).


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Coordinates: 56°47′00″N 8°45′00″E / 56.7833°N 8.75°E / 56.7833; 8.75

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