Mellbystrand

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Mellbystrand
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Mellbystrand
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Mellbystrand
Coordinates: 56°31′N12°56′E / 56.517°N 12.933°E / 56.517; 12.933 Coordinates: 56°31′N12°56′E / 56.517°N 12.933°E / 56.517; 12.933
Country Sweden
Province Halland
County Halland County
Municipality Laholm Municipality
Area
[1]
  Total2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010) [1]
  Total1,619
  Density598/km2 (1,550/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Mellbystrand is a locality situated in Laholm Municipality, Halland County, Sweden, with 1,619 inhabitants in 2010. [1]

Geographically the village is located south of the estuary of the river Lagan, stretching along the Bay of Laholm. The village is primarily known for the 12 km long sandy beach also named Mellbystrand. It is one of only a few sandy beaches on the Swedish part of Kattegat, which is predominantly rocky. Each summer the village receives many tourists.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "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.