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Lidköping
Lidköping is located in Sweden
Lidköping
Lidköping
Coordinates: 58°30′N 13°11′E / 58.500°N 13.183°E / 58.500; 13.183
Kintra Swaden
Province Västergötland
Coonty Västra Götaland Coonty
Municipality Lidköping Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 15.52 km2 (5.99 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 25,644
 • Density 1,652/km2 (4,280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Lidköping is a locality an the seat o Lidköping Municipality in Västra Götaland Coonty, Swaden. It haed 25,644 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It is neatly situatit on the soothren shore o Lake Vänern an sometimes refers tae itsel as "Lidköping bi Vänern", possibly tae distinguish itsel frae Linköping near Swaden's east coast.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun o Lidköping is dividit bi the stream Lidan, flowin through the central ceety. The richt (eastren) side o it is cried the auld toun, an the left side is kent as the new toun.

The municipality o Lidköping is thegither wi its wastren neebour Götene locatit on the Läckö-Kinnekulle peninsulae. In association wi several lairge local companies, they hae a colloquial tourism company kent as "Götene-Lidköping Vänern Turist AB".

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lidköping got its chairter on 21 Julie 1446, an thus qualifees as ane o the nou defunct Ceeties o Swaden. The ceety airms are amaist as auld. The design haes variet throughoot the centuries, but haes aye depictit a seatit bishop. It is disputed if it depicts an actual bishop, but wis in the 20t century decidit tae be a depiction o the bishop Saunt Nicholas.

Aroond 1650, the ceety wis decidit tae be incorporatit intae the coontship o Jakob De la Gardie. Housomeivver, in 1655 the croun decidit tae regain admeenistration o the ceety. Tae mak up the loss, De la Gardie wis then given the richt tae foond a new ceety on the wastren side o the river, stairtin 1670. In 1672 the foondations were laid, an the new ceety grew rather quickly. In 1683, baith sides o the ceety Lidköping wur declared unifee'd bi the croun, who reclaimit possession o them baith an aw.

The auld toun burned doun in 1849, an lairge pairt o the new toun wur damagit an aw. Follaein the fire, baith touns wur rebuilt accordin tae a check pattern.

Seembol[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lidköping is wirkin haurd tae mercat itsel as "Lidköping bi Vänern". In line wi this quest, they are developin a profile plan, wharein they hae established the uise o a seembol depictin its location bi Vänern. The seembol is uised in aw offeecial context, an on the road sign when enterin Lidköping an aw.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 

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