Geographical location

The Limfjord is a long channel between the Jutland peninsula and the island of Vendsyssel -Thy, Denmark. The 1700 km ² large bodies of water connects the North Sea in the west and in Thy Thyborøn with the Kattegat at neck ( Denmark).

Largest city and most important port on the Limfjord is Aalborg. There, run a railway and with the Limfjordsbroen a road bridge in the north of the city, according to Nørresundby. With the Limfjordtunnel there the sound is being crossed by a highway tunnel. Other bridges in the Limfjord are from west to east the Oddesundbroen in Struer municipality which Vilsundbroen between Mors and Thy, the Sallingsundbroen at Nykøbing and Aggersundbroen Løgstør.

The Limfjord is relatively flat and contains salt water. The eastern part is river -like close, the western part of much broader. There are several islands, including Mors, Fur, Venø and Jegindø. Larger peninsulas are Himmerlands the east and Salling and Thyholm in the West. The headlands Agger Tange Tange and Harboøre separate the Limfjord from the North Sea. There, the sound is connected through the caused during the February 1825 flood Thyborøn Channel with the North Sea. At the time, the North Sea broke through the Agger Tange, so that the connection between the two parts of the sea arose. Before the Limfjord was a deeply from the east extending into the land of the sea that was comparable to the loop in the northern Schleswig -Holstein. As a result of the opening up of the salt content increased in the western Limfjord. For the cities of the plain the connection to the North Sea meant a boost for maritime trade.

It is known the Limfjord for shellfishing. In a larger scale here mussels are grown and marketed as " Limfjord mussels " on the market.

About the Limfjord lead two overhead lines away ( Limfjord overhead line crossing 1 and Limfjord overhead line crossing 2).

Oddesundbroen in Struer municipality

Limfjordsbroen between Aalborg and Nørresundby

Limfjord January 2010