Särö

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Särö
Aerial view of Särö
Aerial view of Särö
Särö is located in Sweden Halland
Särö
Särö
Särö is located in Västra Götaland
Särö
Särö
Särö is located in Sweden
Särö
Särö
Coordinates: 57°30′N 11°56′E / 57.500°N 11.933°E / 57.500; 11.933Coordinates: 57°30′N 11°56′E / 57.500°N 11.933°E / 57.500; 11.933
Country Sweden
Province Halland
County Halland
Municipality Kungsbacka
Area[1]
 • Total 4.50 km2 (1.74 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,165
 • Density 704/km2 (1,820/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Särö is an area in Kungsbacka Municipality, Halland County, Sweden, with 3,165 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is located south of Gothenburg on the Särö peninsula. Geographically, the peninsula marks the transition from the Bohuslän archipelago in the north and the long, flat Halland coast in the south. The nature reserve Särö Västerskog is located nearby.

Originally an agricultural area, Särö became most popular during the end of the 19th century when the middle class of nearby Gothenburg started to use the peninsula as a summer resort. A railway from central Gothenburg was built, and the kings Oscar II and Gustav V frequented the area during the summer. Today, Särö is an affluent suburb of Gothenburg and Kungsbacka.

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.