Cities, Towns and Villages in Gävleborg County: Gävle, Hedesunda, Bollnäs, Skutskär, Ockelbo, Valbo, Hudiksvall, Iggesund, Hudiksvall, Delsbo

 
9781155765020: Cities, Towns and Villages in Gävleborg County: Gävle, Hedesunda, Bollnäs, Skutskär, Ockelbo, Valbo, Hudiksvall, Iggesund, Hudiksvall, Delsbo
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 196. Not illustrated. Chapters: Gävle, Hedesunda, Bollnäs, Skutskär, Ockelbo, Valbo, Hudiksvall, Iggesund, Hudiksvall, Delsbo, Torsåker, Hofors, Tallåsen, Järvsö, Söderhamn, Sandviken, Kilafors, Furuvik, Los, Sweden, Ljusdal, Arbrå, Edsbyn, Enånger, Sörforsa, Färila, Mohed, Bergsjö, Jättendal, Österfärnebo, Hammarby, Segersta, Näsviken, Hudiksvall, Åmot, Sweden, Ovanåker, Kungsgården, Hamrångefjärden, Åbyggeby, Åshammar, Årsunda, Hålsjö, Forsbacka, Berg, Gävle, Björke, Jädraås, Forsby, Vallvik, Marmaskogen, Marmaverken, Skog, Sweden, Strömsbruk, Vannsätter, Västerberg, Viksjöfors, Friggesund, Harmånger, Njutånger, Rengsjö, Bergvik, Jäderfors, Lund, Gävle, Hybo, Vallsta, Söderala, Sandarne, Norrsundet, Bönan, Lottefors, Gnarp, Norrlandet, Sibo, Backberg, Roteberg, Nore, Sweden, Storvik, Hassela, Sälgsjön, Ljusne, Järbo, Lillhaga, Stocka, Runemo, Alfta, Ilsbo, Trödje, Lingbo, Bergby, Hagsta, Totra, Voxna. Excerpt: Gävle - It is believed that the name Gävle derives from the word gavel, meaning river banks in Old Swedish and referring to the Gavleån (Gävle River). The oldest settlement was called Gavle-ägarna, which means "Gavel-owners". This name was shortened to Gavle, then Gefle, and finally Gävle. For a long time Gävle consisted solely of small, low, turf or shingle roofed wooden buildings. Boat-houses lined the banks of Gavleån, Lillån, and Islandsån. Until the 1700s the town was built, as was the practice then, around the three most important buildings: the church, the regional palace, and the town hall. Over the last 300 years Gävle has been ablaze on three different occasions. After the fire of 1776 the town was rebuilt with straight streets and rectangular city blocks. The number of stone and brick houses also started to increase. The biggest town fire occurred 1869, when out of a population of around 10,000 approximately 8...

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