Tanum Municipality

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Tanum Municipality

Tanums kommun
Coat of airms o Tanum Municipality
Coat airms
CoontyVästra Götaland Coonty
 • Total2351.35 km2 (907.86 sq mi)
 • Laund917.24 km2 (354.15 sq mi)
 • Water1434.11 km2 (553.71 sq mi)
 Aurie as o Januar 1, 2014.
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total12,965
 • Density5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code1435

Tanum Municipality (Tanums kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland Coonty in wastren Swaden. Its seat is locatit in the toun o Tanumshede, wi 1,600 indwallers.

The present municipality wis formit in 1971 throu the amalgamation o three umwhile units. Afore the subdiveesion reform o 1952 thare wur seiven entities in the aurie.

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The parish is namit efter the auld ferm Tanum (Norse Túnheimr), syne the first kirk wis biggit thare. The first element is tún 'kintra courtyard', the last element is heimr 'hamestead, ferm'.

Sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The rock carvins at Tanum hae been declared a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid. The heritage aurie is locatit aroond the seat o Tanumshede, coverin an aurie o 18 km2.

Maist carvins show men, an ships. Several show ainimals sic as oxes an horse.

Tanum Municipality haes made its rock carvin the subject o its coat o airms.

The Greby grave field, the lairgest grave field in Bohuslän, lees near the locality o Grebbestad.

Tanum is ane o the first municipalities tae require urine-separation toilets tae help combat the loomin global shortage o phosphorus. Urine is the maist concentratit soorce o phosphorus accordin tae Associate Professor Cynthia Mitchell, o the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the Varsity o Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swadish). Stateestics Swaden. Retrieved 18 Apryle 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 22 Februar 2022. Retrieved 22 Februar 2022.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)

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