Stora Höga

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Stora Höga
Stora Höga, 2008.jpg
Stora Höga is located in Sweden
Stora Höga
Stora Höga
Coordinates: 58°01′N 11°50′E / 58.017°N 11.833°E / 58.017; 11.833Coordinates: 58°01′N 11°50′E / 58.017°N 11.833°E / 58.017; 11.833
Country Sweden
Province Bohuslän
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Stenungsund Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2.43 km2 (0.94 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,751
 • Density 1,134/km2 (2,940/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Stora Höga is a locality situated in Stenungsund Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 2,751 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Stora Höga is part of the Jörlanda parish in Stenungsund, and is situated between a railroad station originally known as Vallen. The Vallen railroad station later changed its name to Stora Höga after a nearby farm by the same name. Some of the other original farms in the old Stora Höga are Lilla Höga, Anrås, and Bråland.

On the ocean side is an old steam boat pier known as Getskär, nowadays used as a dock for small boats and also with a small beach that is popular during the summer months.

During the mid- and late 2000s, Stora Höga has expanded rapidly leading to an influx of new residents. The rapid expansion has led to some social conflicts in recent time, with many personal bankruptcies and foreclosures on homes that the owners couldn't really afford.[citation needed]

Two simultaneous motorcycle gang-related murders in 2009, where the bodies were found in Stora Höga, received national media attention.[2][3]

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. ^ Two dead in shootings outside Gothenburg (Stockholm News)
  3. ^ http://www.muthwill-it.se/ Muthwill-IT's Website