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Panorama of Lysekil
Panorama of Lysekil
Lysekil is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 58°17′N 11°26′E / 58.283°N 11.433°E / 58.283; 11.433Coordinates: 58°17′N 11°26′E / 58.283°N 11.433°E / 58.283; 11.433
Country Sweden
Province Bohuslän
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Lysekil Municipality
 • Total 3.75 km2 (1.45 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 7,628
 • Density 2,032/km2 (5,260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Lysekil is a locality and the seat of Lysekil Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 7,628 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

The picturesque coastal town of Lysekil is a major tourist destination during the Swedish summer period from June to the end of August.

The largest oil refinery in Sweden, Preemraff Lysekil, is situated a few miles outside the town and is one of the main employers in the area.

Lysekil Caviar[edit]

Lysekil is known as originator of the Lysekil Caviar, often referred to as Creamed Smoked Roe in English and as Caviar de Lysekil in French. It is a different kind of caviar compared to regular caviar. Its main ingredients are tomato sauce, cod roe, onion, salt and often mixed with dill and chives. Kalles kaviar is the best-known brand.

People from Lysekil[edit]



  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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