Lilla Edet

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Lilla Edet
Hjärtum Church
Hjärtum Church
Lilla Edet is located in Sweden
Lilla Edet
Lilla Edet
Coordinates: 58°08′N 12°08′E / 58.133°N 12.133°E / 58.133; 12.133Coordinates: 58°08′N 12°08′E / 58.133°N 12.133°E / 58.133; 12.133
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland
and Bohuslän
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Lilla Edet Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 4.26 km2 (1.64 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 4,862
 • Density 1,142/km2 (2,960/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Lilla Edet is a locality and the seat of Lilla Edet Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 4,862 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Lilla Edet was the smallest of three settlements that were burnt down in Sweden on 25 June 1888. The wooden towns of Sundsvall and Umeå were almost completely destroyed.[2] The triple fire was widely reported and one collection in California raised $5,000[3] and blankets and tents were sent from New Zealand.[4]

The town Lilla Edet is situated on the eastern side of the Göta älv, a main river on the west coast of Sweden. It became known as a halt there. The area was known locally as Lilla Edet in comparison to Stora Edet, situated north of Lilla Edet and today known as Trollhättan. However, for a long time the official name of Lilla Edet was Bergaström.

Lock system[edit]

A canal lock system was built at Lilla Edet as early as 1607, becoming the first of its kind in Sweden.[citation needed]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Lilla Edet:

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. ^ Rohland, Eleonora (1 February 2011). "From Wood to Stone: The Risk Management of Swiss Re in The Sundsvall Fire 1888". Environment and History 17 (1): 153–169. doi:10.3197/096734011X12922359173096. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sufferers by Fire in Sweden". Daily Alta California. 24 July 1888. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "News". Nelson Evening Mail. 27 August 1888. Retrieved 30 May 2014.