Tjörn Municipality

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Tjörn Municipality
Tjörns kommun
Municipality

Coat of arms
Kintra Swaden
Coonty Västra Götaland Coonty
Seat Skärhamn
Area[1]
 • Total 853.69 km2 (329.61 sq mi)
 • Land 168.23 km2 (64.95 sq mi)
 • Water 685.46 km2 (264.66 sq mi)
  Aurie as o 1 January 2010.
Population (30 Juin 2010)[2]
 • Total 14,962
 • Density 18/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Bohuslän
Municipal code 1419
Website www.tjorn.se

Tjörn Municipality (Tjörns kommun) is a municipality that covers the island o Tjörn in Västra Götaland Coonty in wastren Swaden. Its seat is locatit in the toun o Skärhamn.

Tjörn is the saxt lairgest Swadish island. It is locatit in the province o Bohuslän.

The umwhile municipal entities on the island an adjacent islets wur unitit tae form Tjörn Municipality in 1952.

The industry wis for centuries dominatit bi fishin an boat production. The lairgest employers are still the shippin company TransAtlantic (umwhile kent as B&N) an the shipyards Djupviks varv an Rönnängs varv.

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Tjörn is connectit in the east tae the toun o Stenungsund on the mainland bi the Tjörn brig, an tae the island o Orust in the north bi the Skåpesund brig. The lairgest toun is Skärhamn, an it is the municipal caipital an aw. Ither commonties, mony o which are fishin commonties, include Rönnäng, Klädesholmen an Kyrkesund. The island o Mjörn, north-east o Tjörn, haes bonnie scenery an lairge shell banks.

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Boats at Kyrkesund, Tjörn

Durin the simmer, the population swells frae 15,000 tae 30,000 as vacationers arrive for yachtin an swimmin. Skärhamn haes an ample guest harbor tae accommodate yachters travellin alang the Swadish wast coast. The toun o Skärhamn is the place o the Nordic Watercolour Museum (Akvarellmuseet).

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Coordinates: 58°00′N 11°33′E / 58.000°N 11.550°E / 58.000; 11.550