Timrå

Place in Medelpad, Sweden
62°29′13″N 17°19′33″E / 62.48694°N 17.32583°E / 62.48694; 17.32583Coordinates: 62°29′13″N 17°19′33″E / 62.48694°N 17.32583°E / 62.48694; 17.32583CountrySwedenProvinceMedelpadCountyVästernorrland CountyMunicipalityTimrå MunicipalityArea • City12.03 km2 (4.64 sq mi) • Metro
787.98 km2 (304.24 sq mi)Elevation
19 m (62 ft)Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • City10,443 • Density868/km2 (2,250/sq mi) • Metro
17,844Time zoneUTC+1 (CET) • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)Postal code
860 xx
Area code(+46) 60Websitewww.timra.se

Timrå (pronunciation) is a locality and the seat of Timrå Municipality in Västernorrland County, Sweden with 10,443 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It is located about 13 km north of Sundsvall (a town with a metropolitan area of some 100,000 inhabitants), and could arguably be considered a satellite to that town.

The two closest cities (Sundsvall and Härnösand) share one airport, Midlanda, that is geographically located in Timrå.

Indalsälven, one of Sweden's largest rivers with a length of 430 km, meets the Gulf of Botnia in Timrå.

In Sweden, Timrå is mainly known for its ice hockey club Timrå IK, which, as of season 2021/22 plays in the Swedish top division SHL.

In 1995, Swedish artist Bengt Lindström constructed the Y, a 30 meter high sculpture located in Timrå.

Local legend says that Sörberge, on the north side of the town, is haunted by a tall man wearing a very large coat called 'Stor Bubbas'.

Climate

Timrå has historically had a subarctic climate, but it has in recent decades more resembled a cool-summer humid continental climate.

Climate data for Sundsvall Airport (2002–2021); extremes since 1943; sunshine[2] 1961–1990
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.0
(51.8)
13.8
(56.8)
15.2
(59.4)
21.9
(71.4)
27.4
(81.3)
35.0
(95.0)
33.0
(91.4)
31.3
(88.3)
27.2
(81.0)
21.5
(70.7)
14.0
(57.2)
10.5
(50.9)
35.0
(95.0)
Mean maximum °C (°F) 5.3
(41.5)
6.8
(44.2)
11.5
(52.7)
16.8
(62.2)
22.2
(72.0)
25.7
(78.3)
27.8
(82.0)
26.0
(78.8)
21.1
(70.0)
14.5
(58.1)
8.8
(47.8)
6.7
(44.1)
28.8
(83.8)
Average high °C (°F) −2.5
(27.5)
−1.2
(29.8)
3.3
(37.9)
8.6
(47.5)
14.0
(57.2)
18.8
(65.8)
21.7
(71.1)
20.0
(68.0)
15.3
(59.5)
8.3
(46.9)
2.6
(36.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
9.0
(48.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.5
(20.3)
−5.6
(21.9)
−1.4
(29.5)
3.5
(38.3)
8.6
(47.5)
13.5
(56.3)
16.7
(62.1)
15.6
(60.1)
10.8
(51.4)
4.6
(40.3)
−0.4
(31.3)
−4.1
(24.6)
4.6
(40.3)
Average low °C (°F) −10.4
(13.3)
−10.0
(14.0)
−6.1
(21.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.2
(37.8)
8.2
(46.8)
11.7
(53.1)
10.6
(51.1)
6.2
(43.2)
0.8
(33.4)
−3.4
(25.9)
−7.6
(18.3)
0.1
(32.2)
Mean minimum °C (°F) −22.5
(−8.5)
−21.5
(−6.7)
−17.4
(0.7)
−7.4
(18.7)
−3.0
(26.6)
2.3
(36.1)
6.1
(43.0)
4.5
(40.1)
−0.1
(31.8)
−6.4
(20.5)
−11.5
(11.3)
−16.8
(1.8)
−24.9
(−12.8)
Record low °C (°F) −35.5
(−31.9)
−34.8
(−30.6)
−34.2
(−29.6)
−20.0
(−4.0)
−8.2
(17.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
1.9
(35.4)
−0.6
(30.9)
−7.7
(18.1)
−15.2
(4.6)
−22.1
(−7.8)
−36.6
(−33.9)
−36.6
(−33.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56.1
(2.21)
31.7
(1.25)
30.5
(1.20)
27.6
(1.09)
43.3
(1.70)
46.9
(1.85)
58.8
(2.31)
72.5
(2.85)
59.6
(2.35)
63.6
(2.50)
51.0
(2.01)
59.1
(2.33)
600.7
(23.65)
Average extreme snow depth cm (inches) 38
(15)
45
(18)
43
(17)
23
(9.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
9
(3.5)
22
(8.7)
52
(20)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 43 81 135 185 259 287 267 215 142 98 57 34 1,803
Source 1: SMHI Open Data for Sundsvall-Timrå flygplats, temperature[3]
Source 2: SMHI Open Data for Stordala-Midlanda D, precipitation[4]

Notable citizens


Gallery

  • Timrå

    Timrå

  • The municipal office

    The municipal office

  • Town centre

    Town centre

  • Östrand pulp mill

    Östrand pulp mill

References

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Timrå.
  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 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ "NOAA WMO Normals 1691–1990". National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.
  3. ^ "SMHI Open Data for Sundsvall-Timrå flygplats, temperature" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  4. ^ "SMHI Open Data for Stordala-Midlanda D, precipitation" (in Swedish). SMHI. Retrieved 10 May 2022.

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