Islands in Sweden. Number, area and perimeter by region. Year 2013
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Definition of island:
In the statistics, Statistics Sweden defines islands as land areas surrounded by water, according to Lantmäteriet´s (the national land survey office) real estate map´s data set layer MV that represents water (lakes and large watercourses). The water map of Lantmäteriet shows water in the scale 1:10 000 within the borders of Sweden. The hole in the water map has formed the islands. The statistics also include islands surrounded by artificial water and artificial islands. Examples of these are piers, pond islands, castles completely surrounded by a moat and other types of islands separated from other land areas by a canal that has been dug. The smallest islands have an area of 9 square metres.
Sea island is an island outside or on the Swedish coast line, ie the line that separates the mainland from the sea.
observations
Number of islands, total
Number of islands by municipality refers to islands that completely or partly are situated within the boundaries of the municipality. The same island can thus be counted in several municipalities. The same applies to islands that extend beyond county boundaries. Therefore summations cannot be done from municipality to county or the country, or from county to the country.
Islands, area in hectare
One hectare is 10 000 square metres, or 0.01 m2, that is, the area of a square measuring 100 m x 100 m.
Sea islands, area in hectare
One hectare is 10 000 square metres, or 0.01 m2, that is, the area of a square measuring 100 m x 100 m.
observations: Number of islands, total , year: 2013
Comparisons between 2013 and earlier years are not to be done due to considerable differences in the source data. The statistics from 2013 are based on data with better quality and partly in another scale compares to source data for statistics from 2000. The increase in the number of islands, their surface and perimeter is largely due to quality improvements in the basic data. The differences are the greatest in the mountain ranges, which particularly affects the statistics in the northern counties and municipalities. But the statistics for all municipalities and counties in the country are assumed to be affected by the quality improvements.

Contact and information

Information

Official statistics
Yes
Latest update
2015-01-23
Contact
Karin Hedeklint, Statistics Sweden
+46 010-479 45 14
karin.hedeklint@scb.se

Unit
Number of islands, total:
number
Number of sea islands:
number
Islands, area in hectare:
area in hectare
Sea islands, area in hectare:
area in hectare
Islands, perimeter in km:
kilometer
Sea islands, perimeter in km:
kilometer
Reference time
Number of islands, total:
31 December each year
Number of sea islands:
31 December each year
Islands, area in hectare:
31 December each year
Sea islands, area in hectare:
31 December each year
Islands, perimeter in km:
31 December each year
Sea islands, perimeter in km:
31 December each year
Data type
Number of islands, total:
Stock
Number of sea islands:
Stock
Islands, area in hectare:
Stock
Sea islands, area in hectare:
Stock
Islands, perimeter in km:
Stock
Sea islands, perimeter in km:
Stock
Day adjusted
Number of islands, total:
No
Number of sea islands:
No
Islands, area in hectare:
No
Sea islands, area in hectare:
No
Islands, perimeter in km:
No
Sea islands, perimeter in km:
No
Seasonally adjusted
Number of islands, total:
No
Number of sea islands:
No
Islands, area in hectare:
No
Sea islands, area in hectare:
No
Islands, perimeter in km:
No
Sea islands, perimeter in km:
No
Creation date
2019-10-17
Responsible authority
Statistics Sweden
Matrix
MI0812AV