Delsbo

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Delsbo
Dellenbygden with Delsbo Church and belfry
Dellenbygden with Delsbo Church and belfry
Delsbo is located in Sweden
Delsbo
Delsbo
Coordinates: 61°48′N 16°35′E / 61.800°N 16.583°E / 61.800; 16.583Coordinates: 61°48′N 16°35′E / 61.800°N 16.583°E / 61.800; 16.583
Country Sweden
Province Hälsingland
County Gävleborg County
Municipality Hudiksvall Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2.85 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,192
 • Density 770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Delsbo ([ˈdɛlsbʊ̀]) is a locality in Hudiksvall Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden, with 2,192 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is situated some 25 kilometers west of Hudiksvall, in the vicinity of the two lakes of Dellen. The town is known for its assembly of musicians at Delsbo Ancient Farm (Delsbo Forngård) every year.

Villages[edit]

Research conducted in 2005 revealed that Delsbo has the highest density of villages in Sweden. Approximately 104 different villages are scattered around the Delsbo community, among them the villages Ava, Johannesberg, Loppet, Långbacka, Norrberg, Norrväna, Oppsjö, Sannäs, Stenbo, Vitterarv and Västanäng. A local newspaper-reporter described Delsbo as a place with "a village behind every tree". The population of the Delsbo villages range from one person to a couple of hundred.

Climate[edit]

Delsbo has historically had a transitional climate between humid continental and subarctic. Recent warming has put Delsbo firmly within the continental zone, with four months of the year being above 10 °C (50 °F) in mean temperatures. Summers are very warm for the northerly latitude in combination with quite moderate winters, that still retains larger seasonal differences than nearby Hudiksvall.

Climate data for Delsbo (2002-2015); extremes since 1901; precipitation 1961-1990
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.0
(51.8)
13.0
(55.4)
16.7
(62.1)
25.4
(77.7)
28.8
(83.8)
32.1
(89.8)
33.6
(92.5)
33.0
(91.4)
26.6
(79.9)
21.0
(69.8)
14.6
(58.3)
11.9
(53.4)
33.6
(92.5)
Average high °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
−0.9
(30.4)
4.0
(39.2)
10.2
(50.4)
15.2
(59.4)
19.2
(66.6)
22.4
(72.3)
20.8
(69.4)
16.1
(61)
8.6
(47.5)
3.2
(37.8)
−0.2
(31.6)
9.7
(49.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.8
(21.6)
−4.9
(23.2)
−0.9
(30.4)
4.5
(40.1)
9.3
(48.7)
13.4
(56.1)
16.7
(62.1)
15.3
(59.5)
11.0
(51.8)
4.7
(40.5)
1.2
(34.2)
−3.7
(25.3)
5.0
(41)
Average low °C (°F) −9.6
(14.7)
−8.9
(16)
−5.7
(21.7)
−1.1
(30)
3.5
(38.3)
7.6
(45.7)
11.0
(51.8)
9.8
(49.6)
5.8
(42.4)
0.8
(33.4)
−2.8
(27)
−7.3
(18.9)
0.2
(32.4)
Record low °C (°F) −35.6
(−32.1)
−35.9
(−32.6)
−31.9
(−25.4)
−21.2
(−6.2)
−8.5
(16.7)
−2.6
(27.3)
1.3
(34.3)
−2.0
(28.4)
−8.2
(17.2)
−15.0
(5)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−33.2
(−27.8)
−35.9
(−32.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38.2
(1.504)
28.5
(1.122)
32.5
(1.28)
39.5
(1.555)
40.8
(1.606)
54.2
(2.134)
81.9
(3.224)
77.5
(3.051)
61.3
(2.413)
48.0
(1.89)
53.7
(2.114)
47.3
(1.862)
603.3
(23.752)
Source #1: SMHI precipitation average 1961-1990[2]
Source #2: SMHI climate data 2002-2015[3]

Dialect[edit]

The local dialect is known as Dellboskan. It is a Norrlandian dialect with some Norwegian attributes.

Examples:

  • Hän ä'nt sa ugalin = Det är inte så illa (It isn't (too) bad)
  • Dellenbiggda = Dellenbygden (The Dellen area).

Notable natives[edit]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Delsbo:

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. ^ "SMHI precipitation average 1961-1990" (in Swedish). Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Delsbo code 11 648). 
  3. ^ "SMHI climate data 2002-2015" (in Swedish). SMHI. March 13, 2016. 

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