Tvååker

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Tvååker
Tvååker is located in Sweden
Tvååker
Tvååker
Coordinates: 57°03′N 12°24′E / 57.050°N 12.400°E / 57.050; 12.400Coordinates: 57°03′N 12°24′E / 57.050°N 12.400°E / 57.050; 12.400
Country Sweden
Province Halland
County Halland County
Municipality Varberg Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2.23 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,534
 • Density 1,134/km2 (2,940/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Tvååker is the second largest locality situated in Varberg Municipality, Halland County, Sweden, with 2,534 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is located about 15 km south-east of Varberg.

Name[edit]

The actual name Tvååker could be translated as twofield (or twoacre). But it is instead a corruption of the name Toaker (1198). The word to has been interpreted as flax, i.e. "flax field".[2]

Education[edit]

The village has a lower secondary school, Bosgårdsskolan as well as an upper secondary school, Mungagårdsgymnasiet, which is focused on farming, tourism and handicraft.

Sport[edit]

The football team, Tvååkers IF was formed in 1920 and has a male team for the first time as high as 2nd league and a joint female team with Galtabäck in the 5th league. A floorball-team, Tvååkers IBK, was formed in 1986 and played in the top league for two seasons in the early 1990s.

Other sports clubs located in Tvååker include:

People from Tvååker[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. ^ Svenskt ortnamnslexikon 2003.