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Tanum Municipality

Tanums kommun
Coat o airms o Tanum Municipality
Coat o airms
Tanum Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
KintrasSwaden
CoontyVästra Götaland Coonty
SeatTanumshede
Area
 • Total2,351.35 km2 (907.86 sq mi)
 • Land917.24 km2 (354.15 sq mi)
 • Water1,434.11 km2 (553.71 sq mi)
 Aurie as o Januar 1, 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Tot12,763
 • Density5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceBohuslän
Municipal code1435
Wabsteidwww.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 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'.

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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 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).

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