Selected Swedish churches

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General info: In Sweden, there are around 3,500 churches. On Swedish wikipedia, there are now 660 church articles (November 2005 -- see Projekt Kyrkobyggnader (in Swedish))


en This is a gallery of selected churches. Requirement for entering the list: someone thinks they are noticable.

sv Några utvalda kyrkor, som är intressanta ur främst historisk skäl, men även ibland arkitektoniska, så även kyrkor som är "först eller störst"; och stadskyrkor bör ges visst företräde då de är bättre dokumenterade samt lättare att besöka.

Glossary / Terminology
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Dioceses[edit]

There are thirteen diocese (stift) in Sweden. From south to north:


Cathedrals[edit]

Each diocese has a cathedral (domkyrka). Two towns also have a cathedral despite not currently a dioece; Mariestad (a diocese 1580–1646, then merged with Karlstad) and Kalmar (diocese 1678-1915, then merged with Växjö).

Geografical division[edit]

Geography
Norrland
Norrland
Svealand
Svealand
Götaland
Götaland

Norrland[edit]

Norrland is the sparsely inhabited area in northern Sweden. It has a total population of 1,100,000 inhabitants. Largest cities are Umeå, Gävle, Sundsvall, Luleå and Östersund.

Norrbotten County[edit]

Gävleborg County[edit]

Svealand[edit]

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Svealand in midth Sweden. Consists of the provinces Värmland, Dalarna, Västmanland, Närke, Södermanland and Uppland


Stockholm[edit]

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Stockholm is Sweden's capital, on Sweden's east coast between Södermanland and Uppland. It has 750,000 in the municipality, kommun, area. Stockholm is a see (biskopssäte).

Stockholm's surroundings[edit]

Stockholm's surroundings

20 municipalities with a combined inhabitants of 1,000,000 comprise the Stockholm surroundings: Botkyrka, Danderyd, Ekerö, Haninge, Huddinge, Järfälla, Lidingö, Nacka Sigtuna, Sollentuna, Solna, Sundbyberg, Tyresö, Täby, Upplands-Bro, Upplands Väsby, Vallentuna, Vaxholm, Värmdö, Österåker and Salem.

Flemingsbergs modern church in Huddinge

Uppsala County[edit]

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Uppsala County, or Uppsala län, belongs to the archdiocese (ärkestift) of Uppsala. It has 300,000 inhabitants. Municipalities are: Älvkarleby, Tierp, Östhammar, Uppsala, Enköping, Håbo, Knivsta. Sigtuna and Uppsala are both ancient living areas with many archaelogical remains.


Götaland[edit]

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Bro kyrka, Gotland


Scania / Skåne / Schonen[edit]

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Skåne a province in southernmost Sweden. Belonged to Denmark until 1658. Has a population of 1,150,000 inhabitants. Largest cities are Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg. The countryside still contains many medieval Danish churches, its exterior characterised by stepped gavels (trappstegsgavel). Inside are often baptismal fonts from 12th-13th century; lime stone paintings & other decorations somwhat later, 15th-17th century.

For details, see article Selected Scanian churches.


Blekinge[edit]

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Blekinge, a province in south-east Sweden.


Halland[edit]

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Halland is a province in south western Sweden.

Småland[edit]

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Småland is a province in southern Sweden. It is distinguished by forests and glassworks (glasbruk) . 700,000 inhabitants.


Gotland[edit]

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Gotland is an island outside Småland, south-east Sweden. Was independant until 1288, belonged to Sweden until 1449, then to Denmark between 1449-1645, and again to Sweden thereafter. The only diocese is Visby Diocese. It has 60,000 inhabitants, with 25,000 living in Visby. Visby was an old medieval town largely designed by the Hanseatic league.


West Sweden[edit]

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West Sweden consists of provinces Västergötland, Bohuslän, Dalsland, or by Västra Götaland County. 1,500,000 inhabitants. Largest city is Göteborg.


Östergötland[edit]

Largest cities are Linköping and Norrköping

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Litteratur[edit]

Allmänt:Amos Sommar Kyrkoguiden 2005 (2005).

Skåne : Skånes kyrkor (1940); Kyrkor i Skåne : en kulturhistoria - Siegrun Fernlund (1980).