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Resarö waterfront
Resarö waterfront
Resarö is located in Stockholm
Resarö is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 59°26′N 18°20′E / 59.433°N 18.333°E / 59.433; 18.333Coordinates: 59°26′N 18°20′E / 59.433°N 18.333°E / 59.433; 18.333
Country Sweden
Province Uppland
County Stockholm County
Municipality Vaxholm Municipality
 • Total 3.10 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,946
 • Density 951/km2 (2,460/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Resarö is a locality in Vaxholm Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden. It is located on the island with the same name and had 2,946 inhabitants in 2010.[1] Resarö includes the hamlet of Ytterby, famous for the early research on rare earth metals conducted there.

The name[edit]

The old form of the name was Risarna. The first element is ris 'brushwood' - the last element is derived from arin 'gravel; island made by gravel'. The last element ö 'island' was added in the 16th 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.