Särna

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Särna
The road entering Särna
The road entering Särna
Särna is located in Sweden
Särna
Särna
Coordinates: 61°41′N 13°08′E / 61.683°N 13.133°E / 61.683; 13.133Coordinates: 61°41′N 13°08′E / 61.683°N 13.133°E / 61.683; 13.133
Country Sweden
Province Dalarna
County Dalarna County
Municipality Älvdalen Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 3.64 km2 (1.41 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 719
 • Density 197/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Särna is a locality situated in Älvdalen Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden with 719 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

The two parishes Särna and Idre were originally part of Norway but were occupied by an expedition of Swedish peasants from Älvdalen in 1644. The 1645 Treaty of Brömsebro was ambiguous regarding the status of the parishes, but when the exact path of the border was to be decided in 1751 Norway accepted a border west of Idre and Särna.

In 1971 the three municipalities Särna, Idre (which itself had been split off from Särna in 1916) and Älvdalen were amalgamated to form the present municipality of Älvdalen.

Climate[edit]

Särna has a continentally-influenced subarctic climate with mild summers and cold winters. The cold extremes in winter are associated with the high altitude. This in turn also contributes to high diurnal temperature variation and significant frost has been recorded in all months of the year.

Climate data for Särna
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.1
(48.4)
9.4
(48.9)
14.6
(58.3)
20.6
(69.1)
27.5
(81.5)
33.0
(91.4)
32.5
(90.5)
31.9
(89.4)
26.2
(79.2)
19.8
(67.6)
12.2
(54)
7.8
(46)
33.0
(91.4)
Average high °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.1
(35.8)
8.1
(46.6)
13.6
(56.5)
17.4
(63.3)
20.3
(68.5)
18.8
(65.8)
13.8
(56.8)
6.0
(42.8)
0.2
(32.4)
−4.6
(23.7)
7.2
(45)
Average low °C (°F) −15.1
(4.8)
−14.9
(5.2)
−10.7
(12.7)
−3.4
(25.9)
1.8
(35.2)
6.1
(43)
9.3
(48.7)
8.1
(46.6)
3.5
(38.3)
−1.9
(28.6)
−6.8
(19.8)
−13.8
(7.2)
−3.1
(26.4)
Record low °C (°F) −46.0
(−50.8)
−41.2
(−42.2)
−37.6
(−35.7)
−30.0
(−22)
−14.0
(6.8)
−6.2
(20.8)
−4.0
(24.8)
−4.0
(24.8)
−10.0
(14)
−25.0
(−13)
−35.6
(−32.1)
−42.5
(−44.5)
−46.0
(−50.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 34.2
(1.346)
26.5
(1.043)
30.2
(1.189)
33.6
(1.323)
48.8
(1.921)
66.5
(2.618)
80.4
(3.165)
67.6
(2.661)
70.6
(2.78)
55.0
(2.165)
45.5
(1.791)
39.6
(1.559)
601.1
(23.665)
Source #1: SMHI precipation average 1961-1990[2]
Source #2: SMHI climate data 2002-2015[3]
Särna
Särna church

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. ^ "Precipation normals 1961-1990 (Swedish)". Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Särna code 11 341). 
  3. ^ "Years & Months statistics (Swedish)". SMHI. February 21, 2015.