Bygdeå

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Bygdeå
Church ensemble in Bygdeå
Church ensemble in Bygdeå
Bygdeå is located in Sweden
Bygdeå
Bygdeå
Coordinates: 64°04′N 20°51′E / 64.067°N 20.850°E / 64.067; 20.850Coordinates: 64°04′N 20°51′E / 64.067°N 20.850°E / 64.067; 20.850
Country Sweden
Province Västerbotten
County Västerbotten County
Municipality Robertsfors Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 502
 • Density 681/km2 (1,760/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Bygdeå is a locality situated in Robertsfors Municipality, Västerbotten County, Sweden with 502 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

The town is situated some 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the municipal seat Robertsfors and several kilometers inland from the Gulf of Botnia of the Baltic Sea. Transportations are reliable via the European route E4.

The town name is first traced from 1314, as the name of Bygdeå Court District.

History[edit]

One of the last battles of Finnish War between Russia and Sweden was fought south of Bygdeå in March 1809. In the churchyard, there is a replica of the funeral monument to a Russian officer, Semyon Gotovtsov, who was killed in combat.

Culture and recreation[edit]

The Bygdeå Church was built in 1539 and is located next to the Storbäcken River.

References[edit]

Media related to Bygdeå kyrka at Wikimedia Commons

  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.