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Marstrand
Marstrand frae abuin
Marstrand frae abuin
Marstrand is locatit in Sweden
Marstrand
Marstrand
Coordinates: 57°53′N 11°35′E / 57.883°N 11.583°E / 57.883; 11.583
Kintra Swaden
Province Bohuslän
Coonty Västra Götaland Coonty
Municipality Kungälv Municipality
Aurie[1]
 • Total 0.88 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Tot 1,319
 • Density 1,507/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Airms; incorporatit wi Kungälv Municipality in 1971

Marstrand is a seaside locality situatit in Kungälv Municipality, Västra Götaland Coonty, Swaden. It haed 1,319 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It haes held ceety privileges syne 1200. The maist strikin featur aboot Marstrand is the 17t century fortress Carlsten, namit efter King Carl X Gustav o Swaden. The toun got its name frae its location on the island Marstrandsön. Recently the toun haes expandit tae the neebourin island Koön, which haes brig access tae the mainland.

During the last quairter o the 18t century Marstrand haed the free port status, grantit bi the Keeng Gustav III. Marstrand is a popular sailing resort in simmer time. It is the venue o the annual Match Cup Sweden an aw, a match race sailin competition.

Admeenistratively Marstrand an its immediately surroondin islands constitutit a ceety municipality o its awn up till the local govrenment reform in 1971, when it wis mergit intae Kungälv Municipality.

Marstrand is, despite its sma population, for historical raisons aften still referred tae as a ceety. Statistics Swaden, housomeivver, anerlie coonts localities wi mair than 10,000 inhabitants as ceeties.

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Sailin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Being an island maks Marstrand an ideal location for sailin an sailin competitions.

Marstrand is the host venue for the prestigious Match Cup Sweden event which is pairt o the World Match Racing Tour. The event draws the warld's best sailin teams tae Marstrand in a gladiatorial battle o nerve an skill on the watter. The identical supplee'd (DS-37) boats are racit twa at a time in an on the watter dogfecht which tests the sailors an skippers to the limits o their pheesical abilities. Points accrued coont towards the World Match Racing Tour an a place in the feenal event, wi the oweraw winner takkin the title ISAF World Match Racing Tour Champion. Match racin is an ideal sport for spectators in Marstand. Racin is held approximately 15m frae the shore providin excellent hert o the action views for the audience. Heichlichts o the event can be seen on Eurosport televeesion an via the offeecial World Match Racing Tour wabsteid.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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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