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Orust Municipality
Orusts kommun
Municipality

Coat of arms
Kintra Swaden
Coonty Västra Götaland Coonty
Seat Henån
Area[1]
 • Total 881.32 km2 (340.28 sq mi)
 • Land 389.01 km2 (150.20 sq mi)
 • Water 492.31 km2 (190.08 sq mi)
  Aurie as o 1 January 2010.
Population (30 Juin 2010)[2]
 • Total 15,350
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Bohuslän
Municipal code 1421
Website www.orust.se
Runestone on Orust

Orust Municipality (Orusts kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland Coonty in wastren Swaden. Its seat is locatit in the toun o Henån, wi an approximate population o 1,800.

The municipality includes Swaden's third lairgest island Orust an some ither sma adjacent islets. The year-roond population o aroond 15,000 increases significantly in the simmer due tae an influx o simmer vacationers.

The umwhile municipal entities on the island Orust an adjacent minor islands wur groupit intae lairger units in 1952 an unitit intae a single municipality in connection wi the naitionwide municipal reform o 1971.

The veelages in the municipality are Ellös, Henån, Hälleviksstrand, Mollösund, Svanvik an Varekil.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historically, the aurie haes been inhabitit for thoosans o years, as evident bi auncient remains such as tombs, grave fields an rock carvins. Datin frae the Viking Age, runestanes are plentiful throughoot Orust.

In the Nordisk familjebok the island o Orust is mentioned as a Geatish territory. Ramshult (the modren Swadish form), a hillfort, is mentioned in Beowulf as Hrefnesholt, the Geatish hillfort which became the preeson o Onela, Ohthere an their mither till their rescue bi Ongenþeow.

Points o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

The geography affers several sichts, wi a couple o picturesque sma veelages. A natur reserve cried Morlanda features a leukoot point that affers a guid owerview o the aurie.

Industry[eedit | eedit soorce]

Industry wise, the aurie haes aaways been dominatit bi fishin an boat production. Shipyard Hallberg-Rassy is the largerst employer nouadays. Its shipyard is locatit in Ellös, on the north-wast pairt o the island, an it haes a significant export o sailin boats. The seicont lairgest employer is Najad-varvet, a shipyard an aw.

The island[eedit | eedit soorce]

The island Orust haes a land aurie o 346 km², Swedens third lairgest island.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sources[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Please see correspondin airticle on Swadish an German Wikipedia.