Stenungsund

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Stenungsund, Sweden
Stenungsund guest harbour in August 2010
Stenungsund guest harbour in August 2010
Stenungsund, Sweden is located in Sweden
Stenungsund, Sweden
Stenungsund, Sweden
Coordinates: 58°05′N 11°49′E / 58.083°N 11.817°E / 58.083; 11.817Coordinates: 58°05′N 11°49′E / 58.083°N 11.817°E / 58.083; 11.817
Country Sweden
Province Bohuslän
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Stenungsund Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 9,987
 • Density 898/km2 (2,330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Stenungsund is a locality and the seat of Stenungsund Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 9,987 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Overview[edit]

Stenungsund was once only an idyllic bathing and vacation location on the Swedish west coast. A landmark is the Tjörn Bridge, a bridge to the island Tjörn.

The annual long distance sailing competition, Tjörn Runt, starts in Stenungsund.

Archaeological excavations in Stenungsund in 2006 discovered a site of Iron Age burials (1st - 3rd century AD), notable for the unusual presence of Roman ceramic artefacts.[2]

Stenungsund was host of the Tug-of War championship in 2008.

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Stenungsund:

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