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The field that is locatit close tae the center o the island
The field that is locatit close tae the center o the island
Brännö is locatit in Sweden
Coordinates: 57°39′N 11°47′E / 57.650°N 11.783°E / 57.650; 11.783
Country Swaden
Province Västergötland
Coonty Västra Götaland Coonty
Municipality Gothenburg Municipality
 • Total 0.87 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Tot 708
 • Density 813/km2 (2,110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Brännö is an island in the Soothren Gothenburg Airchipelago an a locality situatit in Gothenburg Municipality, Västra Götaland Coonty, Swaden. It haed 708 indwallers in 2010.[1] It belangs tae the parish o Styrsö athin Gothenburg Municipality.

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Due tae its geographical location, Brännö haes throughoot the centuries been a strategic location for seafarers an chieftains, frae baith Swaden an the adjacent Norawa an Denmark.

It is believit that its indwallers are the same as the Brondings who are referred tae in the Anglo-Saxon poems Beowulf an Widsith. Beowulf, Ingland's naitional epic, relates that Breca the Bronding wis the childhuid friend o the hero Beowulf an Widsith tells that Breca later wis the laird o the Brondings.[1]

Brännö is mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas as the location o several important thing assemblies in the Viking Age an later.[2] The Laxdaela saga relates that the bonnie Erse princess Melkorka wis sauld as a thrall tae the Icelandic chieftain Höskuld Dalakollson, durin a fair on Brännö, in the 10t century.

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

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