Ramsele

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Ramsele
Ramsele is located in Västernorrland
Ramsele
Ramsele
Ramsele is located in Sweden
Ramsele
Ramsele
Coordinates: 63°32′N 16°28′E / 63.533°N 16.467°E / 63.533; 16.467Coordinates: 63°32′N 16°28′E / 63.533°N 16.467°E / 63.533; 16.467
CountrySweden
ProvinceÅngermanland
CountyVästernorrland County
MunicipalitySollefteå Municipality
Area
 • Total1.97 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total968
 • Density492/km2 (1,270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Ramsele (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrǎmːsɛlɛ])[2] is a locality situated in Sollefteå Municipality, Västernorrland County, Sweden with 968 inhabitants in 2010. Since the 1960s, the population has decreased from 1563 to 968.[1] It is situated by the river Faxälven about 70 km north-west of Sollefteå. The oldest known name of the town is "Rannasild", according to a local book about the area. Later it was known as Hrafnasil, a name which probably originated from Old Norse, and literally meant 'Calm water of ravens'. The oldest evidence of settlement is a church from the late 13th century.

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  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 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 20.