Norrtälje

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Norrtälje
S/S Norrtelje in the Norrtälje harbour
S/S Norrtelje in the Norrtälje harbour
Norrtälje is located in Stockholm
Norrtälje
Norrtälje
Norrtälje is located in Sweden
Norrtälje
Norrtälje
Coordinates: 59°46′N 18°42′E / 59.767°N 18.700°E / 59.767; 18.700Coordinates: 59°46′N 18°42′E / 59.767°N 18.700°E / 59.767; 18.700
Country Sweden
Province Uppland
County Stockholm County
Municipality Norrtälje Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 7.54 km2 (2.91 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 17,275
 • Density 2,292/km2 (5,940/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Norrtälje is a locality and the seat of Norrtälje Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 17,275 inhabitants in 2010.[1] Roslagen's capital city, Norrtälje, is an idyllic small town with centuries-old buildings and a medieval road network. Here you'll find shops, restaurants and cafés, art galleries, events and museums year round! Visit the small delicatessens with local produce, the inspiring interior design shops and the cozy cafés. The city's pubs often have jazz and blues on the program. The whole town sways during the summer's Norrtälje's Jazz Days.

History[edit]

Norrtälje’s early history dates back to the Iron age. Around 225 ancient monuments have been found within what is now the city. Three ancient castles are assumed to have stood in the former villages Nordrona, Solbacka and Knutby. Norrtälje traces its more recent history to 1219, when the location was first mentioned as Tälje. After some time, the name officially became Norrtälje, to distinguish it from the other Tälje in the province, Södertälje. The city arms were created as an upside down anchor as early as 1622 when the charter was granted.

In 1719, large parts of the central town were burnt down by a Russian army during the Russian Pillage of 1719-1721. The new stone church wasn't finished until 1726, and it was another four years before the city hall was completed.

Norrtälje had a railway station on the narrow gauge Roslagsbanan during 1884-1969. It is now served by SL buses as a part of the system of public transport in Stockholm.

Norrtälje has a first class industrial heritage displayed in the Pythagoras Mechanical Workshop Museum, based in the premises of a former hot bulb engine factory.

Norrtälje around 1700, in Suecia antiqua et hodierna.

Climate[edit]

Norrtälje has a humid continental climate with some maritime influence. In comparison to county seat and national capital Stockholm some 70 kilometres (43 mi) to the south, Norrtälje has higher snowfall and cooler temperatures. Summers are highly variable and can be either very warm or quite subdued. The charts are from the 1961-1990 reference data, and in surrounding stations these temperature figures have risen since, which could potentially render Norrtälje leaning more towards a cool maritime climate in latter decades. The official station number assigned to Norrtälje is 8644.[2]

Climate data for Norrtälje
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −1
(30)
−1
(30)
5
(41)
9
(48)
15
(59)
19
(66)
21
(70)
20
(68)
15
(59)
10
(50)
4
(39)
1
(34)
9.7
(49.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4
(25)
−4
(25)
0.5
(32.9)
4.5
(40.1)
10.5
(50.9)
14
(57)
16.5
(61.7)
15.5
(59.9)
11
(52)
7
(45)
2
(36)
−1.5
(29.3)
5.9
(42.6)
Average low °C (°F) −7
(19)
−7
(19)
−4
(25)
0
(32)
6
(43)
9
(48)
12
(54)
11
(52)
7
(45)
4
(39)
0
(32)
−4
(25)
2.2
(36)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 51.5
(2.028)
35.0
(1.378)
33.7
(1.327)
36.1
(1.421)
33.4
(1.315)
48.1
(1.894)
77.2
(3.039)
70.9
(2.791)
68.7
(2.705)
56.1
(2.209)
70.4
(2.772)
60.7
(2.39)
637.3
(25.091)
Source: SMHI.se[3]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Norrtälje:

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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. 
  2. ^ "Meteorological station number listing" (PDF) (in Swedish). SMHI. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Weather Information for Norrtälje 1961-1990" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological Institute. Retrieved 1 November 2012.