Torsåker, Hofors Municipality

Torsåker
Torsåker Church in June 2010
Torsåker Church in June 2010
Torsåker is located in Sweden Gävleborg
Torsåker
Torsåker
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Torsåker is located in Sweden
Torsåker
Torsåker
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Coordinates: 60°31′N 16°29′E / 60.517°N 16.483°E / 60.517; 16.483Coordinates: 60°31′N 16°29′E / 60.517°N 16.483°E / 60.517; 16.483
Country Sweden
Province Gästrikland
County Gävleborg County
Municipality Hofors Municipality
Area
[1]
 • Total 1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010) [1]
 • Total 899
 • Density 738/km2 (1,910/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Torsåker is a locality situated in Hofors Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden with 899 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It contains a parish for the Archdiocese of Uppsala. The church at Torsåker has two runestones, Gs 7 and Gs 8.

Etymology

Torsåker has the Norse pagan god Thor as an element along with Old Norse akr or áker, "arable land."[2] The typical translation for the name is "Thor's field" and was often originally used as the name of a farm.

Notable people

References

  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. ^ Aliki, Pantos; Semple, Sarah (2005). Assembly Places and Practices in Medieval Europe. Four Courts Press. pp. 210. ISBN 1-85182-665-3.

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