Grisslehamn

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Grisslehamn
Grisslehamn is located in Sweden
Grisslehamn
Grisslehamn
Coordinates: 60°05′55″N 18°48′55″E / 60.09861°N 18.81528°E / 60.09861; 18.81528Coordinates: 60°05′55″N 18°48′55″E / 60.09861°N 18.81528°E / 60.09861; 18.81528
Country Sweden
Province Uppland
County Stockholm County
Municipality Norrtälje Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 249
 • Density 204/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Grisslehamn is a locality situated in Norrtälje Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 249 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It is located on the coast by the Sea of Åland; the Eckerö Linjen ferries between Åland and Sweden operate between Grisslehamn and Berghamn on Eckerö, Åland.

The name Grisslehamn was first mentioned in a document from 1376 about the mail route between Sweden and Finland. This Grisslehamn was located some 20 km south of today's location. In the mid-18th century, most of the old village was destroyed in a fire, and it was decided to move Grisslehamn to its current location to make the mail route shorter. Conveying mail by row boat from Sweden to Åland, from whence it was transported to the Finnish mainland, was, together with fishing, one of the most important sources of income for the inhabitants of Grisslehamn and other parts of Roslagen for a long time, until steam ships took over the mail routes in the early 20th century.

The artist Albert Engström had a studio in Grisslehamn, where he painted oils and water colours of the Roslagen landscape. He lived in the town for a number of years, and his home is now a museum of his life and work.

References[edit]

  • Nordisk familjebok, 2nd ed. Stockholm 1909
  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.