Oxelösund

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Oxelösund
Oxelösund is located in Sweden
Oxelösund
Oxelösund
Coordinates: 58°40′N 17°07′E / 58.667°N 17.117°E / 58.667; 17.117Coordinates: 58°40′N 17°07′E / 58.667°N 17.117°E / 58.667; 17.117
Country Sweden
Province Södermanland
County Södermanland County
Municipality Oxelösund Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 11.57 km2 (4.47 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 10,870
 • Density 939/km2 (2,430/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Oxelösund is a locality and the seat of Oxelösund Municipality in Södermanland County, Sweden with 10,870 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

The harbour at Oxelösund has been used for at least 500 years. In the 19th century, an increased extraction from the Mining district of Central Sweden (e.g. Bergslagen), made Oxelösund a harbour of transport. A local railroad company was established in 1873, and bought virtually the entire peninsula which at the time belonged to the estates of the Stjärnholm Castle.

An iron works was constructed in 1913, and the community Oxelösund expanded, with the harbour, rail road and iron works being its cornerstones.

In 1950, the city was sufficiently developed to get the title of a city and was one of the last towns to receive City status in Sweden. Since 1971 this status is obsolete, but Oxelösund is the seat of a municipality with the same territory, one of the smallest in the country.

In November 2011, Oxelösund hosted the Nordic Under-21 Championships in Underwater rugby.

Femöre battery is located near the area.

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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Oxelösund at Wikimedia Commons