Trångsund, Stockholm

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Viewed from Stortorget. Trangsund Oxenstierna mars 2007.JPG
Viewed from Stortorget.
Viewed from Storkyrkobrinken. Wikifika-050925.JPG
Viewed from Storkyrkobrinken.
Facade of the Oxenstierna Palace, one of the most well-preserved palaces in the old town. Oxenstierna Palace Facade Storkyrkobrinken March 2007.JPG
Facade of the Oxenstierna Palace, one of the most well-preserved palaces in the old town.
Two sculptures - Reason (Fornuftet) and Heavenly Love (Den gudomliga karleken) - from the early 18th century flanking the gate to the former graveyard. Trangsund Fornuftet Karleken mars 2007.jpg
Two sculptures - Reason (Förnuftet) and Heavenly Love (Den gudomliga kärleken) - from the early 18th century flanking the gate to the former graveyard.
An old phone box. Trangsund Rikstelefon mars 2007.jpg
An old phone box.

Trångsund (Swedish pronunciation:  [trɔŋˈsɵnːd] ; [1] Swedish for '"Narrow Strait"') is a short, narrow street in Gamla stan, the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. Stretching from Stortorget in front of Storkyrkan to Storkyrkobrinken, it is intercepted by Ankargränd and Spektens Gränd and forms a parallel street to Prästgatan and Källargränd.

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In the 15th century the name Trångsund was used for a narrow street in the southern end of Gamla stan, possibly Mårten Trotzigs Gränd, but by the end of the 16th century it was used for the formerly nameless alley. As the church used to be surrounded by a graveyard, Trångsund used to be much narrower before both the graveyard and the wall around it were demolished in 1816. [2]

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References

  1. Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 25.
  2. "Innerstaden: Gamla stan". Stockholms gatunamn (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Kommittén för Stockholmsforskning. 1992. p. 77. ISBN   91-7031-042-4.

Coordinates: 59°19′31″N18°04′13″E / 59.32528°N 18.07028°E / 59.32528; 18.07028