Sallingsund municipality
Until January 1, 2007 Sallingsund municipality was a municipality (Danish
Danish language
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, kommune
Municipalities of Denmark
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) in the former Viborg County
Viborg County
Viborg Amt is a former county in the north-central part of the Jutland peninsula in western Denmark. The county was abolished on 1 January 2007, when most of it merged into Region Midtjylland...

 in the northwest of the Salling Peninsula, a part of the larger Jutland
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 peninsula in northwest Denmark
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. The municipality covered an area of 99 km², and had a total population of 6,083 (2005). Its last mayor was Jens Jørn Justesen, a member of the Venstre
Venstre (Denmark)
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 (Liberal Party) political party
Politics of Denmark
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. The main town and the site of its municipal council was the town of Roslev.

The 1,717 meter long Sallingsund Bridge
Sallingsund Bridge
Sallingsund Bridge is a bridge that crosses Salling Sund between the island of Mors and the Salling peninsula on the mainland in Denmark...

, which opened May 30, 1978, connects the towns of Sallingsund to the town of Nykøbing Mors
Nykøbing Mors
Nykøbing Mors is the largest town on the Danish Limfjord island of Mors. The town received its charter in 1299 and has a population of 9,154...

 on the island of Mors
Mors (island)
Mors or Morsø is a 367.7 km2 land locked island in the shallow sound called Limfjorden in Denmark. As of 1 January 2010, it has a population of 21,800. The main town on the island is called Nykøbing Mors. Geologically Mors is unique...

, and then continues northwest to the island of Vendsyssel-Thy. Before the bridge was built there was a train ferry
Train ferry
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 connection over the strait from the town of Glyngøre to Nykøbing on the ship Pinen og Plagen ("The Torment and the Plague").
Sallingsund municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007), merged with Spøttrup
Spøttrup municipality
Until January 1, 2007 Spøttrup municipality was a municipality in the former Viborg County on the Salling Peninsula, a part of the larger Jutland peninsula in northwest Denmark...

, Sundsøre
Sundsøre municipality
Until January 1, 2007 Sundsøre municipality was a municipality in the former Viborg County on the Salling Peninsula, a part of the larger Jutland peninsula in northwest Denmark. The municipality included the island of Fur, and covered an area of 171 km². It had a total population of 6,464...

 and Skive
Skive municipality
Skive municipality is a municipality in Central Denmark Region at the base of Salling Peninsula, a part of the larger Jutland peninsula in northwest Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 682 km², and has a total population of 48,356...

 municipalities to form the new Skive municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 682 km² and a total population of 48,368 (2005). The new municipality belongs to Region Midtjylland
Region Midtjylland
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("Mid-Jutland Region").

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