Tvååker

Tvååker is the second largest locality situated in Varberg Municipality, Halland County, Sweden, with 2,534 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is located about 15 km south-east of Varberg.

Tvååker
Tvååker
Tvååker
Coordinates: 57°03′N 12°24′E
CountrySweden
ProvinceHalland
CountyHalland County
MunicipalityVarberg Municipality
Area
  Total2.23 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
  Total2,534
  Density1,134/km2 (2,940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Name

The actual name Tvååker could be translated as twofield (or twoacre). But it is instead a corruption of the name Toaker (1198). The word to has been interpreted as flax, i.e. "flax field".[2]

Education

The village has a lower secondary school, Bosgårdsskolan as well as an upper secondary school, Mungagårdsgymnasiet, which is focused on farming, tourism and handicraft.

Sport

The football team, Tvååkers IF was formed in 1920 and has a male team for the first time as high as 2nd league and a joint female team with Galtabäck in the 5th league. A floorball-team, Tvååkers IBK, was formed in 1986 and played in the top league for two seasons in the early 1990s.

Other sports clubs located in Tvååker include:

People from Tvååker

References

  1. "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. Svenskt ortnamnslexikon 2003.


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