Kinnekulle

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Kinnekulle
Highest point
Elevation 306 m (1,004 ft) [1]
Coordinates 58°36′00″N 13°24′40″E / 58.60000°N 13.41111°E / 58.60000; 13.41111Coordinates: 58°36′00″N 13°24′40″E / 58.60000°N 13.41111°E / 58.60000; 13.41111
Geography
Location Götene Municipality,
Västra Götaland County,
Sweden
Parent range Westrogothian Mesas
Sunset over Kinnekulle, from the east side.

Kinnekulle is a hill or ridge in the province of Västergötland, Sweden. It is located on the eastern shore of lake Vänern. Its highest point is 306 metres above sea level. The Kinnekulle Ring is a popular nearby racetrack. The historic town and church of Husaby are located on the south side of the Kinnekulle. Olof Skötkonung, the first Christian King of Sweden, was, tradition says, baptized here in 1008 at a well located just north of the church.

Kinnekulle's characteristic profile in winter.

The mountain of Kinnefjellet at Spitsbergen, Svalbard, is named after Kinnekulle.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistisk årsbok 2011" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kinnefjellet (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 

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