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Tanum Municipality
Tanums kommun
Coat o airms o Tanum Municipality
Coat o airms
Kintras Swaden
Coonty Västra Götaland Coonty
Seat Tanumshede
 • Tot 2,329.38 km2 (899.38 sq mi)
 • Laund 923.58 km2 (356.60 sq mi)
 • Watter 1,405.8 km2 (542.8 sq mi)
  Aurie as o 1 January 2010.
Population (30 Juin 2010)[2]
 • Tot 12,350
 • Density 5.3/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Bohuslän
Municipal code 1435
Website www.tanum.se

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 inhabitants.

The present municipality wis formit in 1971 through the amalgamation o three umwhile units. Afore the subdiveesion reform o 1952 there 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 built there. The first element is tún 'kintra courtyard', the last element is heimr 'hamestead, ferm'.

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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 animals such as oxes an horses.

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 source o phosphorus accordin tae Associate Professor Cynthia Mitchell, o the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

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