Church ensemble in Bygdeå
|• Total||0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||681/km2 (1,760/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The town is situated some 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the municipal seat Robertsfors and several kilometers inland from the Swedish Kvarken of the Gulf of Bothnia. Transportations are reliable via the European route E4.
The town name is first traced from 1314, as the name of Bygdeå Court District.
One of the last battles of Finnish War between Russia and Sweden was fought south of Bygdeå in March 1809. In the churchyard, there is a replica of the funeral monument to a Russian officer, Semyon Gotovtsov, who was killed in combat.
Culture and recreation
Media related to Bygdeå kyrka at Wikimedia Commons
- "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.
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