Bjurholm

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Bjurholm
Bjurholm Church
Bjurholm Church
Bjurholm is located in Sweden
Bjurholm
Bjurholm
Coordinates: 63°55′49″N 19°12′49″E / 63.93028°N 19.21361°E / 63.93028; 19.21361Coordinates: 63°55′49″N 19°12′49″E / 63.93028°N 19.21361°E / 63.93028; 19.21361
Country Sweden
Province Ångermanland
County Västerbotten County
Municipality Bjurholm Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 1.72 km2 (0.66 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 968
 • Density 564/km2 (1,460/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Bjurholm is a locality and seat of Bjurholm Municipality in Västerbotten County Sweden with 968 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is the second smallest municipal seat in Sweden (Österbymo is smaller) and the seat of the least populated municipality in the country. A tourist attraction in the region is Älgens Hus (The Elk house). Here visitors hcan see a tame moose and find out more about elks.[2]

There had been an earlier simple wooden church here that was built at the start of the nineteenth century. The current church is higher than the main town and it dates from 1932 when the second church that had been built in 1875 burnt down. The current church includes a chandelier from the older church and its more recent bells included some alloy from the bells lost to the fire.[3]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Älgens Hus. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  3. ^ Bjurholm Church, Umea.se, retrieved 22 May 2014