Tjörn Municipality

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Tjörn Municipality

Tjörns kommun
Coat of airms o Tjörn Municipality
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Tjörn Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
KintraSwaden
CoontyVästra Götaland Coonty
SeatSkärhamn
Area
 • Total845.94 km2 (326.62 sq mi)
 • Laund167.36 km2 (64.62 sq mi)
 • Water678.58 km2 (262.00 sq mi)
 Aurie as o Januar 1, 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total15,790
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceBohuslän
Municipal code1419
Websitewww.tjorn.se

Tjörn Municipality (Tjörns kommun) is a municipality that covers the island o Tjörn in Västra Götaland Coonty in wastren Swaden. Its seat is locatit in the toun o Skärhamn.

Tjörn is the saxt mucklest Swadish island. It is locatit in the province o Bohuslän.

The umwhile municipal entities on the island an adjacent islets wur unitit tae form Tjörn Municipality in 1952.

The industry wis for centuries dominatit bi fishin an boat production. The mucklest employers are still the shippin company TransAtlantic (umwhile kent as B&N) an the shipyards Djupviks varv an Rönnängs varv.

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Tjörn is connectit in the east tae the toun o Stenungsund on the mainland bi the Tjörn brig, an tae the island o Orust in the north bi the Skåpesund brig. The mucklest toun is Skärhamn, an it is the municipal caipital an aw. Ither commonties, mony o which are fishin commonties, include Rönnäng, Klädesholmen an Kyrkesund. The island o Mjörn, north-east o Tjörn, haes bonnie scenery an muckle shell banks.

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Boats at Kyrkesund, Tjörn

Durin the simmer, the population swells frae 15,000 tae 30,000 as vacationers arrive for yachtin an soummin. Skärhamn haes an ample guest harbor tae accommodate yachters travellin alang the Swadish wast coast. The toun o Skärhamn is the place o the Nordic Watercolour Museum (Akvarellmuseet).

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swadish). Stateestics Swaden. Retrieved 18 Apryle 2014.
  2. "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2017" (in Swadish). Stateestics Swaden. 21 Februar 2018. Retrieved 21 Februar 2018.

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Coordinates: 58°00′N 11°33′E / 58.000°N 11.550°E / 58.000; 11.550