Hamngatan in Hjo
|County||Västra Götaland County|
|• Total||4.54 km2 (1.75 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||1,343/km2 (3,480/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The place is named after Hjoån 'Hjo river'. The meaning of the river name Hjo is probably 'muddy'.
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.
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- "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.
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