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Stora Levene (Swedish pronunciation: [¹stuːra ²leːvɛnɛ])[2] is a locality situated in Vara Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 761 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Stora Levene
Stora Levene is located in Västra Götaland
Stora Levene
Stora Levene
Stora Levene is located in Sweden
Stora Levene
Stora Levene
Coordinates: 58°20′N 12°55′E / 58.333°N 12.917°E / 58.333; 12.917Coordinates: 58°20′N 12°55′E / 58.333°N 12.917°E / 58.333; 12.917
CountrySweden
ProvinceVästergötland
CountyVästra Götaland County
MunicipalityVara Municipality
Area
 • Total1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total761
 • Density756/km2 (1,960/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ClimateCfb

According to a regnal list appended to the Westrogothic law, two Swedish kings in the 11th century, Håkan the Red and Stenkil, came from Levene. The church, in the church village on the outskirts of the modern village, is from the 13th century, and holds the grave of the 17th century landshövding Johan Henriksson Reuter. During a renovation in 1927, a runestone was found built into the church wall. Known as Levenstenen ('the Levene stone'), it is Sweden's tallest runestone.

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. 16.