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Lysekil southeast part
Lysekil southeast part
Lysekil is located in Västra Götaland
Lysekil is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 58°17′N 11°26′E / 58.283°N 11.433°E / 58.283; 11.433Coordinates: 58°17′N 11°26′E / 58.283°N 11.433°E / 58.283; 11.433
Country Sweden
Province Bohuslän
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Lysekil Municipality
 • Total 3.75 km2 (1.45 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 7,628
 • Density 2,032/km2 (5,260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Lysekil is a locality and the seat of Lysekil Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 7,628 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Lysekil is situated at the mouth of the Gullmarn fjord, which is a conservation area, and is a major summer tourist destination.

The largest oil refinery in Sweden, Preemraff Lysekil situated a few miles outside the town, is one of the main employers in the area.

Port project controversy[edit]

In late November 2017, pro-Beijing businessman and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) member Gao Jingde, on behalf of a consortium led by Hong Kong-listed Sunbase International (Holdings) Ltd of which he is chairman, proposed building Scandinavia's largest port at Lysekil. [2]

Lysekil Caviar[edit]

Often referred to as Creamed Smoked Roe in English, it differs from normal caviar in that its main ingredients are cod roe, canola oil, sugar, onion, tomato sauce and salt; it is also often seasoned with dill. Kalles Kaviar is the best-known brand.

People from Lysekil[edit]



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