Norrtälje

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Norrtälje
S/S Norrtelje in the Norrtälje harbour
S/S Norrtelje in the Norrtälje harbour
Norrtälje is located in Sweden
Norrtälje
Norrtälje
Coordinates: 59°46′N 18°42′E / 59.767°N 18.700°E / 59.767; 18.700Coordinates: 59°46′N 18°42′E / 59.767°N 18.700°E / 59.767; 18.700
Country Sweden
Province Uppland
County Stockholm County
Municipality Norrtälje Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 7.54 km2 (2.91 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 17,275
 • Density 2,292/km2 (5,940/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Norrtälje is a locality and the seat of Norrtälje Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 17,275 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

Norrtälje traces its history to 1219, when the location was first mentioned as Tälje. After some time, the name officially became Norrtälje, to distinguish it from the other Tälje in the province, Södertälje. The city arms were created as an upside down anchor as early as 1622 when the charter was granted.

In 1719, during the Great Northern War, large parts of the central town were burnt down by a Russian army. The new stone church wasn't finished until 1726, and it was another four years before the city hall was completed.

Norrtälje had a railway station on the narrow gauge Roslagsbanan during 1884-1969. It is now served by SL buses as a part of the system of public transport in Stockholm.

Norrtälje has a first class industrial heritage displayed in the Pythagoras Mechanical Workshop Museum, based in the premises of a former hot bulb engine factory.

Norrtälje around 1700, in Suecia antiqua et hodierna.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Norrtälje
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −1
(30)
−1
(30)
3
(37)
7
(45)
15
(59)
19
(66)
20
(68)
19
(66)
14
(57)
9
(48)
4
(39)
1
(34)
9.1
(48.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
−4.0
(24.8)
−0.5
(31.1)
3.0
(37.4)
10.0
(50)
14.0
(57.2)
16.0
(60.8)
15.0
(59)
10.0
(50)
6.5
(43.7)
1.5
(34.7)
−1.5
(29.3)
5.5
(41.9)
Average low °C (°F) −7
(19)
−7
(19)
−4
(25)
−1
(30)
5
(41)
9
(48)
12
(54)
11
(52)
6
(43)
4
(39)
−1
(30)
−4
(25)
1.9
(35.4)
Source: SMHI.se[2]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Norrtälje:

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Weather Information for Norrtälje 1961-1990" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological Institute. Retrieved 1 November 2012.