Seskar Furö

Seskar Furö is an uninhabited island in the northeast of the Swedish sector of the Bay of Bothnia. It is now part of a national park.

Seskar Furö
Seskar Furö is located in Sweden
Seskar Furö
Seskar Furö
Geography
Coordinates65°38′35″N 23°47′16″E / 65.642987°N 23.78779°E / 65.642987; 23.78779Coordinates: 65°38′35″N 23°47′16″E / 65.642987°N 23.78779°E / 65.642987; 23.78779
Adjacent bodies of waterBay of Bothnia
Area3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Administration
ProvinceNorrbotten
MunicipalityHaparanda
Demographics
Populationuninhabited

LocationEdit

Seskar Furö is the second largest island in the Haparanda Archipelago National Park (Swedish: Haparanda skärgårds nationalpark), in the Haparanda archipelago, to the west of the Finnish Perämeri National Park. All of the islands in the Haparanda archipelago have emerged in the last 1,500 years or so, as the bed of the bay has risen due to post-glacial rebound following the last ice age. The land continues to rise at about 8.5 millimetres (0.33 in) per year, so the island is steadily expanding.[1]

The island is sandy, with large dunes on the western shores. It is mostly covered by relatively undisturbed pine forests. There are remains of a former fishing village, including a turf maze.[2]

ReferencesEdit

Sources

  • "Haparanda Skärgård National Park". Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  • "Seskar-Furö". bottenviken.se. Retrieved 2013-10-03.