Hjo

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Hjo
Hamngatan in Hjo
Hamngatan in Hjo
Hjo is located in Sweden
Hjo
Hjo
Coordinates: 58°18′N 14°17′E / 58.300°N 14.283°E / 58.300; 14.283Coordinates: 58°18′N 14°17′E / 58.300°N 14.283°E / 58.300; 14.283
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Hjo Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 4.54 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 6,094
 • Density 1,343/km2 (3,480/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Hjo is a locality and the seat of Hjo Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden It had 6,094 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

The name[edit]

The place is named after Hjoån 'Hjo river'. The meaning of the river name Hjo is probably 'muddy'.

History[edit]

Hjo is known to have had a charter as early as 1413. Hjo is, despite its small population, for historical reasons normally still referred to as a city. Statistics Sweden, however, only counts localities with more than 10,000 inhabitants as cities.

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.