Simrishamn

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Simrishamn
Street in Simrishamn
Street in Simrishamn
Coat of arms of Simrishamn
Coat of arms
Simrishamn is located in Sweden
Simrishamn
Simrishamn
Coordinates: 55°33′N 14°21′E / 55.550°N 14.350°E / 55.550; 14.350Coordinates: 55°33′N 14°21′E / 55.550°N 14.350°E / 55.550; 14.350
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Simrishamn Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 4.49 km2 (1.73 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 6,527
 • Density 1,453/km2 (3,760/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Simrishamn is a locality and the seat of Simrishamn Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 6,527 inhabitants in 2010.[1] Simrishamn is, despite its small population, for historical reasons normally still referred to as a city.

Simrishamn is a picturesque coastal town, built around the main street (Storgatan), that passes the market square, itself being the center of the town. The climate of Simrishamn is mild, because it is warmed by the Gulf Stream, and the hardiness zone of Simrishamn is 8a and this is comparable to Paris, France.

History[edit]

Simrishamn is first mentioned (as Symbrishafn) in 1161 and as a town in 1361. Simris has been interpreted as "at the mouth of the slow-flowing (river)" and hamn as "port or harbor",[2] meaning present-day Tommarpsån. It has been speculated that the name should have something to do with the Cimbri, a Germanic tribe, as the name also has been "Cimbrishavn". In 1658, when Scania under the Treaty of Roskilde was permanently transferred from Denmark to Sweden, the town had a population of about 200 people. The growth was relatively small until about 1810 when it reached 700 inhabitants, growing to 1365 in 1850 and 1966 in 1890.[3] The local government reform of 1971 made Simrishamn the seat of Simrishamn Municipality with about 20,000 inhabitants.

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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. ^ Svenskt ortnamnslexikon 2003
  3. ^ Cyber City

External links[edit]

Media related to Simrishamn at Wikimedia Commons