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Åstol
A view of Åstol harbor
Åstol is located in Sweden
Åstol
Åstol
Coordinates: 57°55′N 11°35′E / 57.917°N 11.583°E / 57.917; 11.583
Country Sweden
Province Bohuslän
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Tjörn Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 0.15 km2 (0.06 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 210
 • Density 1,419/km2 (3,680/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Åstol is a locality situatit sooth o Tjörn Municipality (close tae Marstrand), Västra Götaland Coonty, Swaden wi 210 inhabitants in 2010.[1] Åstol haes aaways been a center for fishin, especially for herrin-fish, mackerel an flatfish. This is mainly due tae the location o the island.[2]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1747, when the great herring period stairtit, fowk wantit tae be close the herring-centrum, which wis ootside o Åstol's harbour. Acause o the great location an the windless bay Åstol's harbour is in, fowk stairtit tae migrate tae Åstol. The island wis perfect for herring fishin an wis a perfect place tae live on.[2]

The men wur fishermen an uised tae be oot on fishin trips for lang periods. Then the weemen haed responsibility ower the hoosehauld an childer.[2] The weemen, prayin for the men tae come back safely durin the tough fishin saison, but the great respect an closeness the residents on Åstol felt for the ocean an aw, made them develop a strang faith in Christianity an God. This view on God an the ocean hae continued throughoot the years an Åstol's society haes been imprintit tae be vera supersticious an tae hae a vera strang belief in God.[2]

Miscellaneous curios[eedit | eedit soorce]

Galenskaparna/Efter Shave made fowk open up their eyes mair for Åstol acause they made a short film that taks place at Åstol, it's called "Åke från Åstol".

Some famous Swadish fowk who lives at Åstol are Birgitta Stenberg, Rosita Runegrund, Peter Harryson an Janne Josefsson.[3]

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