Sveg

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Sveg
Sveg railway station
Sveg railway station
Sveg is located in Sweden
Sveg
Sveg
Coordinates: 62°02′N 14°21′E / 62.033°N 14.350°E / 62.033; 14.350Coordinates: 62°02′N 14°21′E / 62.033°N 14.350°E / 62.033; 14.350
Country Sweden
Province Härjedalen
County Jämtland County
Municipality Härjedalen Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2.85 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,547
 • Density 895/km2 (2,320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Sveg is a locality and the seat of Härjedalen Municipality in Jämtland County, Sweden with 2,547 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

The Swedish author Henning Mankell was brought up in Sveg, and it is the setting for his crime novel Danslärarens återkomst (The Return of the Dancing Master).

Climate[edit]

Sveg has a relatively mild subarctic climate.[2] It has certain continental features, being prone to heat and cold extremes with an all-time record of 36 °C (97 °F) and a cold extreme of −43 °C (−45 °F), although the latter was set in the 19th century.[3] A more recent reading was −42.6 °C (−44.7 °F) in January 1987 during a chilling cold wave that struck Northern Europe. In spite of it being in the middle of the Scandinavian landmass on such a high parallel, the winters are somewhat milder than expected, due to the mild North Atlantic air that often rises temperatures. Summer days are often warm, many times averaging around 20 °C (68 °F), but nights are regularly cpol, and frost can even be recorded in the midst of summer. In terms of Scandinavian climate, Sveg is an anomaly in that December is somewhat colder than February.

Climate data for Sveg 2002-2014; extremes since 1901
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.0
(50)
10.0
(50)
16.0
(60.8)
22.5
(72.5)
27.6
(81.7)
35.0
(95)
36.0
(96.8)
33.0
(91.4)
27.4
(81.3)
21.9
(71.4)
13.5
(56.3)
8.5
(47.3)
36.0
(96.8)
Average high °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
−2.7
(27.1)
2.1
(35.8)
8.5
(47.3)
13.1
(55.6)
18.0
(64.4)
21.1
(70)
18.8
(65.8)
13.6
(56.5)
6.0
(42.8)
0.7
(33.3)
−2.9
(26.8)
7.6
(45.7)
Average low °C (°F) −11.0
(12.2)
−10.2
(13.6)
−7.1
(19.2)
−1.7
(28.9)
2.8
(37)
6.9
(44.4)
9.9
(49.8)
8.6
(47.5)
4.4
(39.9)
−0.6
(30.9)
−5.1
(22.8)
−10.4
(13.3)
−1.1
(30)
Record low °C (°F) −42.6
(−44.7)
−39.8
(−39.6)
−38.0
(−36.4)
−27.0
(−16.6)
−12.5
(9.5)
−8.0
(17.6)
−3.0
(26.6)
−5.7
(21.7)
−10.5
(13.1)
−25.9
(−14.6)
−33.0
(−27.4)
−41.0
(−41.8)
−42.6
(−44.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 37.1
(1.461)
29.3
(1.154)
31.3
(1.232)
37.6
(1.48)
46.2
(1.819)
64.3
(2.531)
87.8
(3.457)
69.2
(2.724)
65.2
(2.567)
45.1
(1.776)
46.1
(1.815)
43.6
(1.717)
602.5
(23.72)
Source #1: SMHI precipitation average 1961-1990[4]
Source #2: SMHI climate data 2002-2014[5]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Sveg:

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Sveg, Sweden Climate Summary". Weatherbase. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hur var vädret?". SMHI. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "SMHI Precipitation Averages 1961-1990". Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Sveg code 12 402). 
  5. ^ "SMHI Monthly Statistics". SMHI. April 30, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Sveg at Wikimedia Commons