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Title: Torsö  
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Collection: Geography of Västra Götaland County, Islands of Västra Götaland County, Lake Islands of Sweden
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Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland
Municipality Mariestad
Location Vänern
 - coordinates
Area 62.03 km2 (24 sq mi) [1]

Torsö is the biggest island of the lake Vänern, area 62 km². Torsö is located in Mariestad Municipality. Torsö formerly consisted of two islands (Torsö and Fågelö), but around 1930 the water in between was pumped out, and the former seabed is now used for growing crops.

Torsö has around 550 families living year round, and around thrice that amount during summers. In 1994 a bridge, "Torsöbron", was opened between the mainland and the island. It is around 900 m long.


  1. ^ "Statistisk årsbok 2011" (in Swedish).  
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