Pilgrimstad

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Pilgrimstad
Pilgrimstad is located in Sweden
Pilgrimstad
Pilgrimstad
Coordinates: 62°57′N 15°02′E / 62.950°N 15.033°E / 62.950; 15.033Coordinates: 62°57′N 15°02′E / 62.950°N 15.033°E / 62.950; 15.033
Country Sweden
Province Jämtland
County Jämtland County
Municipality Bräcke Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 0.63 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 386
 • Density 611/km2 (1,580/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Pilgrimstad is a locality situated in Bräcke Municipality, Jämtland County, Sweden with 386 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It is mostly known for the small micro-brewery, Jämtlands Bryggeri that is located in the village.

Historically, Pilgrimstad has an old history. The village is named after a water well where pilgrims stopped on their pilgrimage travels to Trondheim, Norway. Yet to this day, the inhabitants of the village get their water from this well. A small historical note is that the former king, Charles XI of Sweden stopped in Pilgrimstad on his way to Norway, and exclaimed, “This must be the smallest town in my kingdom!”

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. 

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