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Stenungsund (Swedish pronunciation: [stɛnɵŋˈsɵnːd])[2] is a locality and the seat of Stenungsund Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 9,987 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Stenungsund, Sweden
Stenungsund guest harbour in August 2010
Stenungsund guest harbour in August 2010
Stenungsund, Sweden is located in Västra Götaland
Stenungsund, Sweden
Stenungsund, Sweden
Stenungsund, Sweden is located in Sweden
Stenungsund, Sweden
Stenungsund, Sweden
Coordinates: 58°05′N 11°49′E / 58.083°N 11.817°E / 58.083; 11.817Coordinates: 58°05′N 11°49′E / 58.083°N 11.817°E / 58.083; 11.817
CountrySweden
ProvinceBohuslän
CountyVästra Götaland County
MunicipalityStenungsund Municipality
Area
 • Total11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total9,987
 • Density898/km2 (2,330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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OverviewEdit

Stenungsund was once only an idyllic bathing and vacation location on the Swedish west coast. A landmark is the Tjörn Bridge, a bridge to the island Tjörn. Stenungsund is also home to several industries and business, with a total of 2000 registered businesses. [3]

The annual long-distance sailing competition Tjörn Runt starts in Stenungsund.

Archaeological excavations in Stenungsund in 2006 discovered a site of Iron Age burials (1st - 3rd century AD), notable for the unusual presence of Roman ceramic artifacts.[4]

Stenungsund was the host of the Tug-of-War championship in 2008.

HistoryEdit

Stenungsund holds the largest chemical cluster of its kind in Sweden, producing plastic in primary forms and basic chemicals. The name Stenungsund comes from the village stenunge that was located where central stenungsund now exists. Historians believe the name meant "the village at the foot of the mountain." The village had several names including Staenungum, Steffningsbyn and lastly Stännung. [5]

SportsEdit

The following sports clubs are located in Stenungsund:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 23.
  3. ^ Stenungsunds Kommun - Broad Industrial Base (20 Nov 17 20:08 CET)
  4. ^ The Local: Sweden's News in English - Graves Hint at Contact with Romans (8 Nov 06 19:18 CET) Archived 2008-12-11 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)