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Kirk in Onsala frae the 12t century
Kirk in Onsala frae the 12t century
Onsala is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 57°24′53″N 12°01′21″E / 57.41472°N 12.02250°E / 57.41472; 12.02250
CoontyHalland Coonty
MunicipalityKungsbacka Municipality
 • Total10.53 km2 (4.07 sq mi)
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total11,951
 • Density1135/km2 (2,940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Onsala is a locality situatit in Kungsbacka Municipality, Halland Coonty, Swaden, wi 11,951 indwallers in 2010.[1] It is the biggest peninsulae in Swaden an aw, 40 kilometre (25 mi) sooth o Gothenburg.

The population is aroond 12-14,000 wi a densely inhabitit east coast, mainly consistin o single-faimily hames. The biggest veelage is Gottskär, in aulder days a fishin veelage, an which the day haes a few restaurants an a leisur boat harbour. Lars Gathenhielm wis born in the auld pairish o Onsala. He wis a Swadish privateer commissioned bi the keeng tae raid Dens ships. His wife, Ingela, teuk ower his business as a privateer as a widae. Thay are interred in a basement cryp beneath the smawer touer o the kirk. Thair white sarcophagi hae carvit "jolly rogers" at the fuit end.

Onsala is hame tae the Onsala Space Observatory an aw, the Swadish naitional radio observatory.

The follaein sports clubs are locatit in Onsala:


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  1. a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swadish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived frae the original on 10 Januar 2012. Retrieved 10 Januar 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)