Aerial view of Lemvig
Coat of arms
Lemvig in Denmark
|Coordinates: 56°33′N 8°19′E|
|Region||Central Denmark (Midtjylland)|
|• Mayor||Erik Flyvholm|
|Elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Lemvig is a 750-year-old market town, and received its municipal charter in 1545. One of the landmarks of Lemvig is the town church from the 13th century. The old town is situated between the Limfjord, a lake and some hills. The local topography was shaped during the last Ice Age.
Lemvig's economy is based on traditional sectors such as metal, wood and furniture industry. Among the largest employers in the town are KK Electronics, Nilfisk-Advance, Cheminova and The Danish Coastal Directorate.
- Jacob Nicolai Wilse (1735–1801), Norwegian chronicler and meteorologist
- Herman Bagger (1800 in Lemvig – 1880), Norwegian newspaper editor and politician.
- Carl Johannes With (1877 in Lemvig – 1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist, specialising in pseudoscorpions and mites
- Kai Holm (1896 in Lemvig – 1985), Danish film actor, appeared in 41 films between 1927 and 1979
- Ruth Smith (1913 in Vágur – 1958), Faroese artist, lived in Lemvig
- Jens Christian Skou (born 1918 in Lemvig), Danish medical doctor and winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1997
- Elisabeth Møller Jensen (born 1946 in Lewvig), literary historian and feminist, director of KVINFO 1990-2014
- Iver Schriver (born 1949 in Lemvig), former Danish footballer
- Elof Westergaard (born 1962 in Lemvig), Danish theologian, Bishop of Ribe since 2014
- Sinne Eeg (born 1977 in Lemvig), Danish jazz vocalist and composer.
- Marie Bak (born 1898) Was a Danish writer and poet. Marie Bak wrote the poems I Solskin og Graavejr (1946), Uret minder - Tiden svinder (1947) and Skyerne spredes (1948 in Lemvig) Glimt fra volden (1949)
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