Sveg

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Sveg
Sveg railway station
Sveg railway station
Sveg is located in Jämtland
Sveg
Sveg
Sveg is located in Sweden
Sveg
Sveg
Coordinates: 62°02′N 14°21′E / 62.033°N 14.350°E / 62.033; 14.350Coordinates: 62°02′N 14°21′E / 62.033°N 14.350°E / 62.033; 14.350
CountrySweden
ProvinceHärjedalen
CountyJämtland County
MunicipalityHärjedalen Municipality
Area
 • Total2.85 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total2,547
 • Density895/km2 (2,320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Sveg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈsveːɡ]) is a locality and the seat of Härjedalen Municipality in Jämtland County, Sweden with 2,547 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

The Swedish author Henning Mankell was brought up in Sveg, and it is the setting for his crime novel Danslärarens återkomst (The Return of the Dancing Master).

Sveg Church[edit]

Sveg Church

Sveg Church (Svegs kyrka) is located in central Sveg. The church is of stone with towers and narrower sacristy. It was built in 1845-47. The present church is believed to have been preceded by at least three prior church buildings, the first of which was probably built in the late 1000s. Construction was under the direction of Jacob Norin (1795–1864) from Norrala in Hälsingland. The church includes an altar from 1623 and a pulpit from 1649. The church bell was cast at Stockholm in 1683. [2]

Climate[edit]

Sveg has a relatively mild subarctic climate.[3] It has certain continental features, being prone to heat and cold extremes with an all-time record of 36 °C (97 °F) and a cold extreme of −43 °C (−45 °F), although the latter was set in the 19th century.[4] A more recent reading was −42.6 °C (−44.7 °F) in January 1987 during a chilling cold wave that struck Northern Europe. In spite of it being in the middle of the Scandinavian landmass on such a high latitude and a bit elevated, the winters are somewhat milder than expected, due to the mild North Atlantic air that often rises temperatures. Summer days are often warm, many times averaging around 20 °C (68 °F), but nights are regularly cool, and frost can be recorded even in the midst of summer. In terms of Scandinavian climate, Sveg is an anomaly in that December is at least as cold as February, both averaging similar means.

Climate data for Sveg 2002–2018; extremes since 1901
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.0
(50.0)
10.0
(50.0)
16.0
(60.8)
22.5
(72.5)
28.0
(82.4)
35.0
(95.0)
36.0
(96.8)
33.0
(91.4)
27.4
(81.3)
21.9
(71.4)
13.7
(56.7)
9.9
(49.8)
36.0
(96.8)
Mean maximum °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
4.6
(40.3)
9.5
(49.1)
16.3
(61.3)
23.4
(74.1)
25.9
(78.6)
27.5
(81.5)
25.6
(78.1)
20.5
(68.9)
13.7
(56.7)
8.2
(46.8)
4.9
(40.8)
28.6
(83.5)
Average high °C (°F) −4.1
(24.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
2.2
(36.0)
8.3
(46.9)
14.3
(57.7)
18.2
(64.8)
21.2
(70.2)
18.9
(66.0)
13.9
(57.0)
6.3
(43.3)
0.8
(33.4)
−2.5
(27.5)
7.9
(46.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.1
(17.4)
−6.4
(20.5)
−2.7
(27.1)
3.0
(37.4)
8.5
(47.3)
12.4
(54.3)
15.4
(59.7)
13.4
(56.1)
9.2
(48.6)
2.7
(36.9)
−2.4
(27.7)
−6.5
(20.3)
3.2
(37.8)
Average low °C (°F) −12.1
(10.2)
−10.2
(13.6)
−7.6
(18.3)
−2.4
(27.7)
2.6
(36.7)
6.5
(43.7)
9.5
(49.1)
7.9
(46.2)
4.5
(40.1)
−0.9
(30.4)
−5.6
(21.9)
−10.5
(13.1)
−1.5
(29.3)
Mean minimum °C (°F) −26.8
(−16.2)
−25.9
(−14.6)
−21.3
(−6.3)
−10.0
(14.0)
−5.1
(22.8)
−0.8
(30.6)
2.1
(35.8)
0.3
(32.5)
−2.5
(27.5)
−10.3
(13.5)
−16.8
(1.8)
−23.9
(−11.0)
−30.5
(−22.9)
Record low °C (°F) −42.6
(−44.7)
−39.8
(−39.6)
−38.0
(−36.4)
−27.0
(−16.6)
−12.5
(9.5)
−8.0
(17.6)
−3.0
(26.6)
−5.7
(21.7)
−10.5
(13.1)
−25.9
(−14.6)
−33.0
(−27.4)
−41.0
(−41.8)
−42.6
(−44.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 33.0
(1.30)
22.8
(0.90)
19.7
(0.78)
23.6
(0.93)
51.0
(2.01)
73.0
(2.87)
88.1
(3.47)
95.6
(3.76)
45.9
(1.81)
42.6
(1.68)
34.3
(1.35)
31.1
(1.22)
560.7
(22.08)
Source #1: SMHI Open Data[5]
Source #2: SMHI climate data 2002–2018[6]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Sveg:

See also[edit]

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 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Svegs kyrka". svenskakyrkan.se. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Sveg, Sweden Climate Summary". Weatherbase. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Hur var vädret?". SMHI. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  5. ^ "SMHI Open Data precipitation for Sveg" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.
  6. ^ "SMHI Monthly Statistics" (in Swedish). SMHI. 29 April 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sveg at Wikimedia Commons