Thyholm Municipality

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Until January 1, 2007 Thyholm was a municipality (Danish, kommune ) in the former Ringkjøbing County on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy, a part of the Jutland peninsula in northwest Denmark. The municipality included the island of Jegindø, and it covered an area of 76 km². It had a total population of 3,577 (2005). Its last mayor was Peter Gade, a member of the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council was the town of Hvidbjerg.

Danish language North Germanic language spoken in Denmark

Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark and in the region of Southern Schleswig in northern Germany, where it has minority language status. Also, minor Danish-speaking communities are found in Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their first language.

Denmark is divided into five regions, which contain 98 municipalities. This structure was established per an administrative reform of the public sector of Denmark, effective 26 June 2005, which abolished the 13 counties and created five regions which unlike the counties (1970-2006) are not municipalities. The 270 municipalities were consolidated into 98 larger units, most of which have at least 20,000 inhabitants.

Ringkjøbing County county of Denmark 1970-2006

Ringkjøbing Amt is a former county on the Jutland peninsula in western Denmark. It had the lowest population density of all the Danish counties. The county was abolished effective January 1, 2007, when it merged into Region Midtjylland.

The municipality was located on Thyholm, a peninsula connected to Sydthy by a very narrow stretch of land and road, ca. 1.5 km long and .5 km wide. Except for this narrow land connection Thyholm was surrounded by the waters of the Limfjord, which separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy on which Thyholm is located from the Jutland peninsula to the south. These waters defined most of the municipality's borders:

Limfjord sound in Denmark

The Limfjord is a shallow part of the sea, located in Denmark where it is regarded as a fjord ever since the Vikings. However it has inlets both from the North Sea and Kattegat and hence separates the island of North Jutlandic Island from the rest of the Jutland Peninsula. It extends from Thyborøn Channel on the North Sea to Hals on the Kattegat. It is approximately 180 kilometres long and of an irregular shape with numerous bays, narrowings, and islands, most notably Mors, and the smaller ones Fur, Venø, Jegindø, Egholm and Livø. It is deepest at Hvalpsund.

The 472 meter long Oddesund Bridge (Danish : Oddesundbroen) connects the former municipality at the town of Oddesund Nord to the town of Oddesund Syd.

Oddesund Bridge

Oddesund Bridge is a road and railway bascule bridge that crosses the Oddesund strait between the peninsulas of Jutland and Thyholm in Denmark. It connects mainland Jutland with the historical region of Thy. It is on the Thy railway line between Struer and Thisted.

The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform ("Municipality Reform") that combined a number of existing parishes:

A parish is a territorial entity in many Christian denominations, constituting a division within a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a parish priest, who might be assisted by one or more curates, and who operates from a parish church. Historically, a parish often covered the same geographical area as a manor. Its association with the parish church remains paramount.

Thyholm municipality ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged into Struer Municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 248 km² and a total population of 22,752 (2005). The new municipality belongs to Region Midtjylland ("Mid-Jutland Region").

Struer Municipality Municipality in Mid Jutland Region, Denmark

Struer Municipality is a municipality in Mid Jutland Region on the Jutland Peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality includes the island of Venø, and it covers an area of 245.90 km². It has a total population of 21,576. Its mayor is Niels Viggo Lynghøj, a member of the Social Democrats party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Struer.

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Thisted Municipality municipality in Denmark

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Morsø Municipality municipality of Denmark

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Thy (district) area in Jutland

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Thyholm Peninsula is a peninsula in Denmark located in Limfjorden north of Struer. It is connected by causeway with North Jutlandic Island and the rest of Thy. To the south, the Oddesund Bridge connects it to the rest of Jutland.

Thy Line

The Thy Line is a 73.6 km (45.7 mi) long standard gauge single track railway line in Denmark which runs between Struer and Thisted through the historical region of Thy.

Hvidbjerg station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

Hvidbjerg station is a railway station serving the railway town of Hvidbjerg on the Thyholm Peninsula in Thy, Denmark.

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