Hertsön (district)

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Residential area
Hertsön central square
Hertsön central square
Coordinates: 65°35′N 22°16′E / 65.583°N 22.267°E / 65.583; 22.267Coordinates: 65°35′N 22°16′E / 65.583°N 22.267°E / 65.583; 22.267
Country Sweden
Province Norrbotten
County Norrbotten County
Municipality Luleå Municipality
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 5,436
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Hertsön is a residential area in Luleå, Sweden. It had 5,436 inhabitants in 2010,[1] making it one of the largest districts in Luleå.

The district was built in the 1970s as part of the Million Programme, due to the planned construction of a new steel mill (Stålverk 80), which was expected to give the city a large increase in population. As the plans of the new steel mill were binned, following the victory of the right-wing coalition in the general election of 1976, there have periodically been many empty apartments in the area.


  1. ^ a b "Befolkningsstatistik över Hertsön" (PDF) (in Swedish). Luleå Municipality. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 

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