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Stenungsund
Stenungsund is located in Sweden
Stenungsund
Coordinates: 58¬į05‚Ä≤N 11¬į49‚Ä≤EÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ58.083¬įN 11.817¬įEÔĽŅ / 58.083; 11.817Coordinates: 58¬į05‚Ä≤N 11¬į49‚Ä≤EÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ58.083¬įN 11.817¬įEÔĽŅ / 58.083; 11.817
Country Sweden
Province Bohuslän
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Stenungsund Municipality
Area [1]
 - Total 11.14 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population (2005-12-31)[1]
 - Total 10,067
 - Density 904/km2 (2,341.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Stenungsund is a locality and the seat of Stenungsund Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 10,067 inhabitants in 2005.[1]

Overview

Stenungsund was once only an idyllic bathing and vacation location on the Swedish west coast. Since the 1950s, it has become the center for the petrochemical industry. Its distinguished silhouette is four giant chimneys, belonging to a large power plant. Another landmark is the Tjörn Bridge, a bridge to the island Tjörn.

Archaeological excavations in Stenungsund in 2006 discovered a site of Iron Age burials (1st - 3rd century AD), notable for the unusual presence of Roman ceramic artefacts.[2]

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