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Ramsele is located in Västernorrland
Ramsele is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 63°32′N 16°28′E / 63.533°N 16.467°E / 63.533; 16.467Coordinates: 63°32′N 16°28′E / 63.533°N 16.467°E / 63.533; 16.467
Country Sweden
Province Ångermanland
County Västernorrland County
Municipality Sollefteå Municipality
 • Total 1.97 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 968
 • Density 492/km2 (1,270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Ramsele is a locality situated in Sollefteå Municipality, Västernorrland County, Sweden with 968 inhabitants in 2010. Since the 1960s, the population has decreased from 1563 to 968.[1] It is situated by the river Faxälven about 70 km north-west of Sollefteå. The oldest known name of the town is "Rannasild", according to a local book about the area. Later it was known as Hrafnasil, a name which probably originated from Old Norse, and literally meant 'Calm water of ravens'. The oldest evidence of settlement is a church from the late 13th century.


  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.