Tjörn

Tjörn ( Swedish pronunciation: [ɕœːɳ] ) is the sixth Largest island in Sweden , [1] Located on the Swedish West coast in the province of Bohuslän .

Facts

  • Area (island): 147 km 2
  • Area (municipality): 168 km 2
  • Population: 15,774 (2017) [2]

Geography

Tjörn is connected in the east to the town of Stenungsund on the mainland by the Tjörn bridge , and to the island of Orust in the north by the Skåpesund bridge . The largest town is Skärhamn , and it is also the municipal capital. Other communities, many of which include fishing communities, include Rönnäng , Klädesholmen , and Kyrkesund . The peninsula of Mjorn has beautiful scenery, and large shell banks.

Tourism

During the summer , the population swells from 15,000 to 45,000 as vacationers arrive for yachting and swimming . Skärhamn has an ample guest harbor to accommodate yachters traveling along the Swedish west coast.

See also

  • Tjorn Municipality
  • Tjörn Hundred

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b “Statistisk Årsbok 2011” (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden . p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2011 . Retrieved 5 July 2011 .
  2. Jump up^ https://www.scb.se/hitta-statistik/statistik-efter-amne/befolkning/befolkningens-sammansattning/befolkningsstatistik/pong/tabell-och-diagram/kvartals–och-halvarsstatistik–kommun-lan OCH-Riket / kvartal-2-2017 /

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