Surte (Swedish pronunciation: [²sɵʈːɛ] (listen))[2] is a locality situated in Ale Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 5,798 inhabitants in 2010.[1] Surte Church is in Surte.

It is a located some 15 kilometers north of Gothenburg. Surte became well-known for its glass works that started its production in 1862 and developed to one of the major mechanized glass works in Sweden. It was bought by PLM in 1960 and shut down in 1978.

Surte was the hometown of Alexander Samuelson. Although he was not the designer, he was the man named on the 1915 design patent for the legendary contour Coca-Cola bottle.[3]

The international Grand Master of chess Gideon Ståhlberg, one of the world's strongest players in the 1940s, was born and is buried in Surte.

Surte is home to the bandy club Surte BK. They built one of the first indoor bandy arenas in Sweden (and subsequently in the world), which was the first in Götaland.[4]

Surte in September 2008
Surte in September 2008
Surte is located in Västra Götaland
Surte is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 57°49′N 12°01′E / 57.817°N 12.017°ECoordinates: 57°49′N 12°01′E / 57.817°N 12.017°E
and Bohuslän
CountyVästra Götaland County
MunicipalityAle Municipality
 • Total3.61 km2 (1.39 sq mi)
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total5,798
 • Density1,604/km2 (4,150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)


  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 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 23.
  3. ^ Alexander Samuelson, "Design for a Bottle or Similar Object," U. S. Patent D48160, Nov. 1915.
  4. ^ [1]
1933–34 Swedish football Division 2

Statistics of Swedish football Division 2 in season 1933/1934.

1981 Bandy World Championship squads

Below are the squads for the 1981 Bandy World Championship final tournament in Soviet Union.

1983 Bandy World Championship squads

Below are the squads for the 1983 Bandy World Championship final tournament in Finland.

Ale Municipality

Ale Municipality (Ale kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Nödinge-Nol, more precisely in Alafors at 57°55′33″N 12°5′1″E

Ale Municipality was created in 1974, when the former municipalities of Nödinge, Skepplanda and Starrkärr were amalgamated. The new entity got its name from the old Ale Hundred, which had approximately the same territory.

It built one of the first indoor bandy arenas in Sweden (and subsequently in the world), which was the first in Götaland, located in Bohuslän.

Aleksandr Dryagin

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Dryagin (Russian: Александр Николаевич Дрягин; born 24 May 1972) is a former bandy player who most recently played for Skutskärs IF as a midfielder. Alexander was brought up by Seversky Trubnik. Alexander played for the Russian national bandy team in the 1994–95 season but now plays for the Kazakhstanian national bandy team, who he made his debut for in the 2002–03 season.

Allsvenskan (bandy)

Allsvenskan (literally, "The All Swedish") (Swedish: Allsvenskan i bandy) is since the 2007–08 the second highest level of bandy in Sweden and comprises 24 teams in two regional groups. This change was made when Allsvenskan and Elitserien were cancelled and a new top-tier called Elitserien was created.

European route E45

The European route E 45 goes between Norway and Italy, through Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Austria. With a length of about 5,190 kilometres (3,225 mi), it is the longest north-south European route (some east-west routes are longer).

The route passes through Alta (Norway) – Kautokeino – Hetta (Finland) – Palojoensuu – Kaaresuvanto – Gällivare (Sweden) – Porjus – Jokkmokk – Arvidsjaur – Östersund – Mora – Säffle – Åmål – Brålanda – Gothenburg … Frederikshavn (Denmark) – Aalborg – Randers – Århus – Vejle – Kolding – Frøslev – Flensburg (Germany) – Hamburg – Hanover – Göttingen – Kassel – Fulda – Würzburg – Nuremberg – Munich – Rosenheim – Wörgl (Austria) – Innsbruck – Brenner – Fortezza (Italy) – Bolzano – Trento – Verona – Modena – Bologna – Cesena – Perugia – Fiano Romano – Naples – Salerno – Sicignano – Cosenza – Villa San Giovanni … Messina – Catania – Siracusa – Gela.

Filip Johansson

John Filip Valter Johansson (21 January 1902 – 1 November 1976) was a Swedish football striker born in Surte, north of Gothenburg. He was nicknamed Svarte-Filip, meaning Black-Filip, referring to the pitch-black colour of his hair. He also played bandy in Surte IS.

After starting his career playing for a local club, he also played for Fässbergs IF and Trollhättans IF before joining IFK Göteborg in 1924. He debuted in Allsvenskan the same year and set a record that season, scoring 39 goals in 21 matches. During his nine seasons in the club, he played 277 matches and scored 333 goals. He never won the Swedish Championships with the club, finishing second three times and third four times. He also played 16 matches for the Swedish national football team, scoring 14 goals.

Johansson died in 1976. In northeast Gothenburg there is a street named after him, "Svarte Filips Gata".

Gideon Ståhlberg

Anders Gideon Tom Ståhlberg (or Stahlberg) (26 January 1908, Surte near Gothenburg – 26 May 1967, Leningrad) was a Swedish chess grandmaster.

He won the Swedish Chess Championship of 1927, became Nordic champion in 1929, and held it until 1939.

Ståhlberg came to fame when he won matches against star players Rudolf Spielmann and Aron Nimzowitsch in 1933 and 1934 respectively, and came third (after Alekhine) in Dresden 1936, and second (after Fine) in Stockholm 1937. In 1938 he drew a match against Keres.

Following the Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires 1939, he stayed in Argentina until 1948, where he won many tournaments, some of them in competition with Miguel Najdorf: Mar del Plata 1941 (ahead of Najdorf and Eliskases), Buenos Aires 1941 (tied with Najdorf), Buenos Aires 1947 (ahead of Najdorf, Eliskases and Euwe).

His best results after returning to Europe were: the Interzonal of Saltsjöbaden 1948 (6th, becoming a Candidate), the Candidates tournament of Budapest 1950 (7th), Amsterdam 1950 (3rd), Budapest 1952 (3rd), the Interzonal of Saltsjöbaden 1952 (5th, again becoming a Candidate)

Ståhlberg umpired in the five World Championships between 1957 and 1963.

In 1967 he travelled to Leningrad to take part in an international tournament but died before playing his first game. He was buried in Gothenburg.

Ståhlberg published more than ten chess books (some of them originally in Spanish):

Schack och schackmästare, 1937 (Chess and Chess Masters, 1955)

El gambito de dama, 1942 (Queen's gambit)

Partidas clásicas de Capablanca (La perfección en ajedrez), 1943 (with Paulino Alles Monasterio) (Classic games of Capablanca, perfection in chess)

I kamp med världseliten, 1958 (In battle against the world elite)

Strövtåg i schackvärlden (Excursions in the world of chess, 1965)

Tal-Botvinnik II match, 1969

Modern spelöppningsteori i schack

Svenska schackmästare


Igelström is the surname of a Swedish noble family from Nylödöse. The earliest reference dates back to 1529, with Bengt Haraldsson being the oldest of known ancestors. The surname Igelström originated thanks to Harald Bengtsson (1604–1678) in 1645 and was registered in the List of Swedish noble families in 1647. The successors of Igelstrom owned estates in Livonia and in Estonia, in 1739 five brothers Igelstrom received the noble titles of barons in Poland, and in 1792 in Germany and in Russia.

The name was registered in several of the House of Nobility in the Baltic states and Germany under spelling Igelstrom or von Igelstroem.

Summary of genealogical table of the Stora Wånga FamilySimon, lived 1350–1370. Squire. His shield: three silver bands in a blue field.

Magnus Simonsson, lived 1403. married with Margaretha von Putten.

Anders Magnusson to Ljusefords. lived 1410–1436. He participated in Engelbrekt's War of Freedom. Magnus Anderson to Stora Wånga, lived 1444. Married with Christina Tonissadotter (widowed from the senator Carl Magnusson from Elifstorpa)

Magnus Magnusson from Stora Wånga, lived 1490.

Harald Magnusson from Stora Wånga. He was an established man of family and class.

Bengt Haraldsson from Stora Wånga. He left Sweden in 1529. Married to Catharina Johansdotter Lind.

Harald Bengtsson. Died in the 1570s. Lord from Surte and Söderby. Secretary at Elfsborg and Merchant in Lödöse. Married Ragnhild Svensdotter.

Bengt Haraldsson, district clerk, 1625.

Anders Haraldsson, died 1649, Lord from Söderby, Surte and Folered, district judge, was granted the honor of nobility with the name Appelbom (introduced 1647 under no. 325) Progenitor (first fathers) of the baronial family of Appelbom.

Harald Bengtsson Igelström, died 1677.

Konrad Hirsch

Konrad Emanuel Nikolaus Hirsch (19 May 1900 – 17 November 1924) was a Norwegian-born Swedish football (soccer) player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics. He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.

Hirsch was born in Eidskog, Norway and died in Surte, Sweden.

Magnor Glassverk

Magnor Glassworks (Magnor Glassverk AS) is a glass company located in Eidskog, in Hedmark county, Norway.Eda glasbruk glassworks factory was first founded in 1830 by Carl Christopher Lampa and Lars Wilhelm Ahlbom in Eda kommun in Värmland County, Sweden. In 1842, new owners took over the glass factory and in 1862 moved a site in Surte, in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. A branch location, first known as Geijer Fors Glass Works, was started in 1896 at Magnor, a village in the municipality of Eidskog, in Hedmark, Norway.Magnor Glassworks was established in a forested area near the border between Norway and Sweden. The large forests supplied fuel for the melting furnaces. While the operations on the Swedish side of the border has ceased, Magnor Glassworks is still in operation and produces tableware, vases and other art objects in glass. The company has manufactured glassware designed by Norwegian fashion designer Per Spook and Norwegian painter and artist Vebjørn Sand.

Magnus Karlsson (bandy)

Magnus Karlsson (born April 7, 1984) is a Swedish bandy player who currently plays for GAIS Bandyklubb as a defender, midfielder or half back.

Magnus has played for three clubs. They are:

Nässjö IF (2001-2005)

Vetlanda BK (2005-2009)

GAIS Bandyklubb (2009-)

Markus Hillukkala

Markus Hillukkala (born 1987) is a Swedish Bandy player who currently plays for Bollnäs GIF (2005-) as a defender. Markus was a youth product of Oxelösunds IK (2003-2005) and moved when he was a teenager to Bollnäs GIF. Markus played for the Swedish under-19 team during the 2005/06 season.

Seppo Vaihela

Seppo Vaihela (born 1953 in Pori, Finland) is a Swedish bandy and association football executive and previously bandy and football player.

Vaihela played bandy in the clubs IFK Kungälv and Ale-Surte BK and he also played in the Sweden national bandy team. He also played football, but in lower divisions. After his player's career, he was president for IFK Kungälv and then he was president for Swedish Bandy Association in 2002-2006 and for a while also vice president for the Federation of International Bandy. Later, he returned to football to take up the presidency for football club IFK Göteborg.Vaihela moved from Finland to Sweden at the age of 2. He is the son of Jorma Vaihela, who played in the Finland national football team.

Sirte District

Sirte District (or Sirt or Surt District; Arabic: سرت‎ Surt, pronunciation ; Italian: Distretto di Sirte), is one of the districts of Libya. It lies in the north of the country and borders the Gulf of Sidra. Its capital is the city of Sirte. Al-Tahadi University is located in Sirte. To the north, Sirte District has a shoreline on the Mediterranean Sea and bordered Al Wahat in the east, Jufra in the south, Jabal al Gharbi in the west and Misrata in the northwest.

Per the census of 2012, the total population in the region was 157,747 with 150,353 Libyans. The average size of the household in the country was 6.9, while the average household size of non-Libyans being 3.7. There were totally 22,713 households in the district, with 20,907 Libyan ones. The population density of the district was 1.86 persons per sq. km.

Surte BK

Surte BK is a bandy club in Bohus, Surte, Ale Municipality, Sweden. The club colours are yellow and blue. The club was founded in 1995 based on an earlier club which had gone bankrupt.The club played in Allsvenskan, the second-level bandy league in Sweden, until 2011, when it choose to withdraw. It got promoted to Allsvenskan again in 2013, to play there during the 2014–2015 season.

Surte Church

Surte Church (Swedish: Surte kyrka) is a church in Surte about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of Gothenburg, Sweden. It is part of Nödinge parish in the Diocese of Gothenburg.



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