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Orust NASA.jpg
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland
Coordinates 58°10′24.96″N 11°37′44.5″E / 58.1736000°N 11.629028°E / 58.1736000; 11.629028Coordinates: 58°10′24.96″N 11°37′44.5″E / 58.1736000°N 11.629028°E / 58.1736000; 11.629028
Area 345.60 km2 (133 sq mi) [1]

Orust is an island in western Sweden, and Sweden's third largest island. In 2014 Statistics Sweden declared it to instead be the fourth largest island, under a definition which adds artificial canals to the possible bodies of water surrounding an island. It has been noted that under this definition, all of Götaland would be the country's largest island, rendering Orust instead the fifth largest.[2] The largest town on Orust is Henån, where approximately 1,800 inhabitants live. Orust is home to approximately 15,160 inhabitants in the winter and many more in the summer.

The main industry on Orust is the shipyards, the two largest being Najadvarvet and Hallberg-Rassy.

The largest town is Henån, and it is also the municipal capital. Other communities, many of which are fishing communities, include Ellös, Hälleviksstrand, Mollösund, Morlanda, Stocken, Svanesund, Svanvik and Varekil,

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Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Orust is twinned with:

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  1. ^ "Statistisk årsbok 2011" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2011. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Gistedt, Karin (15 December 2014). "Orust inte längre trea i landet". Bohusläningen (in Swedish). Uddevalla. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Aalborg Twin Towns". Europeprize.net. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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