Höör

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Höör
Höör Church
Höör Church
Coat of arms of Höör
Coat of arms
Höör is located in Sweden
Höör
Höör
Coordinates: 55°56′10″N 13°32′50″E / 55.93611°N 13.54722°E / 55.93611; 13.54722Coordinates: 55°56′10″N 13°32′50″E / 55.93611°N 13.54722°E / 55.93611; 13.54722
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Höör Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 6.12 km2 (2.36 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 7,865
 • Density 1,286/km2 (3,330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Höör is a locality and the seat of Höör Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 7,865 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

The town's original spelling was Hör. The present, unusual spelling with double "ö" was implemented by the Swedish postal service at the beginning of the 20th century. At that time, it was a common practice in Sweden to write Här (for here) on the address column of local letters. In order to avoid confusion between letters to be delivered locally and those intended for Hör, the postal service has therefore changed the town's name to Höör.

Transport[edit]

Höör railway station is located on the northern side of the town and a five-minute walk into the central square. It is on the line between Kristianstad and Malmö, where there are frequent commuter trains running beyond Sweden to Copenhagen in Denmark.

The following services call at this station (incomplete):

  • Regional train (Øresundståg Regional): Karlskrona - Kristianstad - Hässleholm - Höör - Lund - Malmö - Copenhagen Airport (København Lufthavn/Kastrup) - Copenhagen Central (København H) - Østerport - Helsingør
  • Regional train (Skånetrafiken Express): Alvesta - Hässleholm - Höör - Eslöv - Lund - Malmö
  • Regional train (Skånetrafiken Regional): Höör - Eslöv - Lund - Malmö - Ystad - Simrishamn

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.