Fridhem, Malmö

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Fridhem
Neighbourhood
Potatisåkern, Malmö.jpg
Coordinates: 55°35′53″N 12°57′58″E / 55.59806°N 12.96611°E / 55.59806; 12.96611Coordinates: 55°35′53″N 12°57′58″E / 55.59806°N 12.96611°E / 55.59806; 12.96611
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Malmö Municipality
Borough of Malmö Västra Innerstaden
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total 1,815
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Fridhem is a neighbourhood of Malmö, situated in the Borough of Västra Innerstaden, Malmö Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden.

The name comes from an Old Norse compound fríðheim (fríðr + heimr), "home of the beautiful".[2] It is thought to have been named this since the Norse queen Auðhildr, known for her extreme beauty, was born here.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Befolkning i stadsdelar och delområden" (in Swedish). Malmö stad. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Johansson, Lars (2006). Svensk Plats Etymologi. Ordfront & Galago. p. 206. 
  3. ^ Smithen, Sir John (1891). A Brief History of the Swedish People. London: Blacky & Sons. pp. 53–55 + Foreword.