Årjäng

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Årjäng
The Årjängstrollet statue in Årjäng
The Årjängstrollet statue in Årjäng
Coat of arms of Årjäng
Coat of arms
Årjäng is located in Sweden
Årjäng
Årjäng
Coordinates: 59°23′N 12°08′E / 59.383°N 12.133°E / 59.383; 12.133Coordinates: 59°23′N 12°08′E / 59.383°N 12.133°E / 59.383; 12.133
Country Sweden
Province Värmland
County Värmland County
Municipality Årjäng Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 4.10 km2 (1.58 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,228
 • Density 787/km2 (2,040/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Årjäng is a locality and the seat of Årjäng Municipality, Värmland County, Sweden with 3,228 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is located around 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Norway-Sweden border and on the road between Karlstad and Oslo.

History[edit]

Antiquity[edit]

Ancient findings show that Årjäng Municipality has been inhabited for a very long time. Ceramics, burnt animal bones and flint objects have been found nearby, dating all the way back to 3500-3000 B.C.[2]

Medieval[edit]

In the 11th century the domains regarding what is now part of Årjäng Municipality was called Nordmarken. The belief of natural beings like giants, trolls, scrubbers and elves was rooted in the inhabitants of this time period. Around the 12th century Christianity slowly took hold among the people, and churches were soon built.[2]

Climate[edit]

The border region surrounding Årjäng has a borderline oceanic/continental climate in recent decades, although in previous decades such as the 1961-1990 it was even cold enough to be classified as mild subarctic. The nearest weather station is in Blomskog, located within the woods at a similar altitude somewhat farther south.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Årjängstrollet located downtown was created by artist Erik Hermansson, the creation of the troll was inspired by Tore Skogman's fairytale about trolls in Årjäng.[3]

A "sculpture walk" can be experienced from Årjäng central to Kyrkerud art school; a walk for experience and recreation.[4]

Horse trot racing is an established sport in Årjäng, it is the highlight every year to hold the race "V75" at Årjängstravet.[5]

Båstnäs Car Cemetery has become a cultural meeting point for artists and photographers; a monument to an earlier era of automotive history.[6]

Famous people from Årjäng[edit]

See also[edit]

Churches[edit]

Årjäng is part of Silbodal parish. The Silbodal church is found in the southern parts of the village.

Climate data for Blomskog (20 km south of Årjäng) (2002-2015 temp averages, 1964-1990 precipitation, extremes since 1964)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.0
(50)
12.7
(54.9)
20.0
(68)
26.6
(79.9)
28.6
(83.5)
31.1
(88)
32.7
(90.9)
32.9
(91.2)
25.6
(78.1)
20.0
(68)
13.8
(56.8)
10.0
(50)
32.9
(91.2)
Average high °C (°F) 0.0
(32)
0.4
(32.7)
4.7
(40.5)
10.8
(51.4)
15.3
(59.5)
19.2
(66.6)
21.5
(70.7)
20.2
(68.4)
15.9
(60.6)
9.5
(49.1)
4.8
(40.6)
0.9
(33.6)
10.2
(50.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.7
(27.1)
−2.6
(27.3)
0.4
(32.7)
5.5
(41.9)
10.0
(50)
13.7
(56.7)
16.5
(61.7)
15.5
(59.9)
11.9
(53.4)
6.1
(43)
2.2
(36)
−1.8
(28.8)
6.2
(43.2)
Average low °C (°F) −5.3
(22.5)
−5.7
(21.7)
−3.8
(25.2)
0.2
(32.4)
4.7
(40.5)
8.3
(46.9)
11.5
(52.7)
10.8
(51.4)
6.9
(44.4)
2.7
(36.9)
−0.3
(31.5)
−4.6
(23.7)
2.1
(35.8)
Record low °C (°F) −32.4
(−26.3)
−36.5
(−33.7)
−27.0
(−16.6)
−15.3
(4.5)
−5.6
(21.9)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.9
(33.6)
−2.0
(28.4)
−6.8
(19.8)
−14.2
(6.4)
−25.4
(−13.7)
−30.3
(−22.5)
−36.5
(−33.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 52.2
(2.055)
37.1
(1.461)
41.4
(1.63)
38.1
(1.5)
42.6
(1.677)
55.9
(2.201)
59.3
(2.335)
70.1
(2.76)
76.3
(3.004)
78.8
(3.102)
72.4
(2.85)
52.1
(2.051)
676.5
(26.634)
Source #1: SMHI Precipitation normals 1961-1990[7]
Source #2: SMHI average data 2002-2015[8]

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. ^ a b [1], Årjängs Kommun (2017). Liten historiebok. [Accessed 07 Nov. 2017].
  3. ^ [2], Årjängs Kommun (2016). Årjängstrollet. [Accessed 07 Nov. 2017].
  4. ^ [3], Årjängs Kommun (2017). Offentlig utsmyckning. [Accessed 07 Nov. 2017].
  5. ^ [4], Årjängs Turistbyrå (2017). Årjängs Travbana. [Accessed 22 Nov. 2017].
  6. ^ [5], Årjängs Kommun (2016). Båstnäs bilkyrkogård. [Accessed 22 Nov. 2017].
  7. ^ "Average Precipitation for Stations (Swedish)". Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Blomskog code 9213). Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Annual and Monthly Statistics". SMHI. 14 May 2016.