Landvetter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Landvetter
Landvetter is located in Sweden
Landvetter
Landvetter
Coordinates: 57°41′N 12°12′E / 57.683°N 12.200°E / 57.683; 12.200Coordinates: 57°41′N 12°12′E / 57.683°N 12.200°E / 57.683; 12.200
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland
Country Västra Götaland County
Municipality Härryda Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 5.40 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 7,152
 • Density 1,324/km2 (3,430/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Landvetter is a locality situated in Härryda Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 7,152 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It is the second largest town in the municipality and has given its name to the international airport Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport, located 5 km east of Landvetter.

The name Landvetter is a combination of "land" (land) and "vittir", an old Swedish name for a certain type of fire.

City Airline had its head office in the Air Cargo Building on the grounds of Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport in Landvetter.[2] When Transwede Airways existed, its head office was on the airport property.[3]

National Road 40 passing by Landvetter

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Landvetter:

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. ^ "Contact City Airline." City Airline. Retrieved on 2 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Home." Transwede Airways. Retrieved on 7 December 2010. "Transwede Airways I P.O. Box 2011 SE-438 11 Landvetter Sweden".