Hova, Sweden

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Central Hova
Central Hova
Hova is located in Västra Götaland
Hova is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 58°51′N 14°13′E / 58.850°N 14.217°E / 58.850; 14.217Coordinates: 58°51′N 14°13′E / 58.850°N 14.217°E / 58.850; 14.217
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Gullspång Municipality
 • Total 1.80 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,288
 • Density 716/km2 (1,850/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Hova is a locality and one of the two seats of Gullspång Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden, the other is Gullspång. It had 1,288 inhabitants in 2010.[1]


The main part of the municipal administration is located in Hova, thus constituting the municipal seat. However, the municipality avoids the term seat (centralort) due to the rivalry between Hova and Gullspång some 20 km north-west. Instead it is called one of the municipality's two "main localities".

Celebrities from Hova include Stikkan Anderson, Andreas Andersson and August Olsson.

Each summer Hova hosts a renaissance fair whose theme is the battle of Hova in 1275.


  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. 

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