Mohed

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Mohed
Mohed is located in Sweden
Mohed
Mohed
Coordinates: 61°18′N 16°50′E / 61.300°N 16.833°E / 61.300; 16.833Coordinates: 61°18′N 16°50′E / 61.300°N 16.833°E / 61.300; 16.833
Country Sweden
Province Hälsingland
County Gävleborg County
Municipality Söderhamn Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 1.03 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 393
 • Density 381/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Mohed is a locality situated in Söderhamn Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden with 393 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It was the site for the orienteering competition known as O-Ringen in 1981,2006 and 2011.

It was during the period 1689-1908 center for the infantry regiment of Hälsingland. The regiment moved to [Gävle] and the old barracks was transformed into a tuberculosis hospital from 1914. The hospital was closed down during the 1950s. A memorial stone was erected at the training grounds with the inscription "Mohed, Hälsinge regementes mötesplats 1689-1908".

During the period of 1729-1859 there was a linen factory with its own quality stamp. Such a stamp was very uncommon to be given to a factory in Sweden, usually it was being held by the kings appointed in the region. During it most productive period the factory employed about 200 persons.

The stretch of road going by the school and church was built by British sailors during World War II. The sailors were refugees from sunken ships that had been stranded on Swedish shores.

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  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. 

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