Archipelago of Gothenburg
By the archipelago of Gothenburg (in Swedish Göteborgs skärgård ) one in general understands the totality of the islands of the Commune of Öckerö (also called the northern archipelago of Gothenburg) as well as the totality of the islands of one of the districts of Gothenburg, the district of Styrsö (also called the southern archipelago of Gothenburg).
Öckerö belongs to the historical province of Bohuslän, which became Swedish only in 1658, whereas Styrsö belongs to the historical province of Västergötland. The north of Öckerö the archipelagoes of Bohuslän follow one another all along the Swedish Western coast to the border with Norway. In the south of Styrsö, on the other hand, the Swedish coast changes character to become free archipelagoes.
Just like the archipelagoes of Bohuslän, the archipelago of Gothenburg is characterized by its rock islands often stripped of vegetation, which distinguishes the archipelagoes from the west coast Swedish of those, more papered, of the east coast (such as for example celebrates it Archipel of Stockholm).
Between the northern archipelago and the southern archipelago the island of Vinga is which accommodates one of the most known Phare S of Sweden. On this island celebrates it singer Evert Taube was born.
The northern archipelago is connected to Gothenburg by ferries on the basis of Hjuvik on the island of Hisingen. The southern archipelago is accessible by boat since Saltholmen, terminus of tram line 11.
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