Torsåker, Hofors

Coordinates: 60°31′N 16°29′E / 60.517°N 16.483°E / 60.517; 16.483Coordinates: 60°31′N 16°29′E / 60.517°N 16.483°E / 60.517; 16.483
Country Sweden
Province Gästrikland
County Gävleborg County
Municipality Hofors Municipality
  Total 1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
  Total 899
  Density 738/km2 (1,910/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Torsåker is a locality situated in Hofors Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden with 899 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It contains a parish for the Archdiocese of Uppsala. The church at Torsåker has two runestones, Gs 7 and Gs 8.


Torsåker has the Norse pagan god Thor as an element along with Old Norse akr or áker, "arable land."[2] The typical translation for the name is "Thor's field" and was often originally used as the name of a farm.

Notable people


  1. 1 2 3 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. Aliki, Pantos; Semple, Sarah (2005). Assembly Places and Practices in Medieval Europe. Four Courts Press. p. 210. ISBN 1-85182-665-3.

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