Surte

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Surte
Surte in September 2008
Surte in September 2008
Surte is located in Sweden
Surte
Surte
Coordinates: 57°49′N 12°01′E / 57.817°N 12.017°E / 57.817; 12.017Coordinates: 57°49′N 12°01′E / 57.817°N 12.017°E / 57.817; 12.017
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland
and Bohuslän
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Ale Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 3.61 km2 (1.39 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 5,798
 • Density 1,604/km2 (4,150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Surte is a locality situated in Ale Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 5,798 inhabitants in 2010.[1] Surte Church is in Surte.

It is a located some 15 kilometers north of Gothenburg.

Surte was the hometown of Alexander Samuelson. Although he was not the designer, he was the man named on the 1915 design patent for the legendary contour Coca-Cola bottle.[2]

The international Grand Master of chess Gideon Ståhlberg, one of the world's strongest players in the 1940s, was born and is buried in Surte.

Surte is home to the bandy club Surte BK. They built one of the first indoor bandy arenas in Sweden (and subsequently in the world), which was the first in Götaland.[3]

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. ^ Alexander Samuelson, "Design for a Bottle or Similar Object," U. S. Patent D48160, Nov. 1915.
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