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Coast of Torekov, facing West
Coast of Torekov, facing West
Torekov is located in Skåne
Torekov is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 56°25′N 12°38′E / 56.417°N 12.633°E / 56.417; 12.633Coordinates: 56°25′N 12°38′E / 56.417°N 12.633°E / 56.417; 12.633
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Båstad Municipality
 • Total 1.78 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 863
 • Density 485/km2 (1,260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Torekov is a locality situated in Båstad Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 863 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is still a fishing village but it is today known as a summer resort.

In August, 1971 Torekov hosted a meeting in which it was decided to strip the king of all but his symbolic formal political powers, known as the "Torekov Compromise".[2]

The name[edit]

According to an old legend, the town is named after a girl later known as Saint Thora who was drowned by her stepmother, found on the shore of Torekov, and buried by a blind man who then regained his sight.[3] However, the more prosaic explanation refers to two old words thora meaning height, and kove meaning cabin or hut.[4]

Population From 1960 to 2010[edit]

Year 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010
Population[5] 531 Red Arrow Down.svg 512 Red Arrow Down.svg 509 Green Arrow Up.svg 668 Green Arrow Up.svg 822 Green Arrow Up.svg 933 Green Arrow Up.svg 1015 Red Arrow Down.svg 947 Red Arrow Down.svg 888 Red Arrow Down.svg 863


  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. ^ Torbjörn Bergman (1999). "Trade-offs in Swedish Constitutional design: The Monarchy Under Challenge". In Wolfgang C. Müller and Kaare Strøm, eds., Policy? Office?, or Votes? How Political Parties Make Hard Choices. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-63723-6.
  3. ^ Proctor, James; Neil Roland (2003). The Rough Guide to Sweden. Rough Guides. ISBN 1-84353-066-X. 
  4. ^ Svenskt ortnamnslexikon 2003
  5. ^ Retrieved 6 June 2011

External links[edit]

Media related to Torekov at Wikimedia Commons