Oscar's Tower in Söderhamn
|• Total||10.53 km2 (4.07 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||1,117/km2 (2,890/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The most popular tourist attraction is Oskarsborg, a tower built in 1895 on the top of a hill close to the town centre. The tower was built as a memorial of a visit of king Oscar II of Sweden. The king actually never visited Söderhamn.
In October 2012, under a scheme organised by the local authorities of Söderhamn and Sweden's national employment office, anyone aged 18–28 can be paid to find a job in Oslo, in an attempt to reduce youth unemployment. Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, project manager Magus Nilsen said: "Going to Norway to find work has always been quite popular with young people, but sometimes they want to go but don't know how to find a job or accommodation so we thought we'd give them a bit of help with both." Those who choose to sign up are given a free ticket to the Norwegian capital, while also being put up in a youth hostel for a month as they search for employment.
The biggest sport is bandy. Broberg/Söderhamn Bandy play in the highest division Elitserien. Many in high positions, like coach of the national team or member of the Federation of International Bandy board, have come from Söderhamn, like the current Secretary General Bo Nyman.
Safin Taki, film produccer, director and cinematographer who grew up in Söderhamn
- "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.
- "Sweden pays jobless youth to move to Norway". The Daily Telegraph. 31 Oct 2012.
- "Federation of International Bandy". Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
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