Partille Municipality

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Partille Municipality (Partille kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in Partille, which constitutes a part of the contiguously built-up Gothenburg urban area.

The municipality is one of the smallest by size in Sweden with an area of only 59.35 km².

The parish Partille was made a rural municipality, when the first local government acts came into force in 1863. Territorially it has not been affected by the nation-wide municipal reforms carried out during the 20th century. It has retained its size, but it has developed into a suburb of Gothenburg.

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Localities

The north-eastern part of the municipality, which acts as its seat, is part of the contiguous Gothenburg urban area.

Other localities are:

Geography

The municipality is subdivided into four geographical areas: Partille, Sävedalen, Jonsered and Öjersjö.

The area is a traditional Swedish woodland. Much of its industries has therefore a connection to the forest industry.

History

The area has been inhabited for several thousands years. Fifteen ancient monuments from that time remain.

Partille is located in a valley, between some mountains in a rocky terrain. Its name is believed to be derived from something similar to "Part haella" meaning "split rock". Another possible meaning could be "Port haella", the door in the mountain. The small river Säveån flows through the valley and intersects Partille. The name Säveån stems from the words säve, as in sävligt (leisurely, slow) and ån (the stream/creek), as it is a very slowly flowing little river.

It is also an excellent place for fishing.[citation needed] Records from the 16th century show that government officials fished here at the time. As is still the case today, the most popular fish were salmon and trout.[citation needed]

Partille also has an old stone church, which has remained largely unaltered since it was built in the 13th century.

Industry

Industries which are based in Partille include: Soft Touch AB(Personal Protective Equipment), Olegruppen, Triumfglass (ice cream), Linjebuss (bus services).

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