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Development in protected coastal zones 2010:

40 percent of coastal areas affected by building development

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2011-10-19 9.30

Along 40 percent of Sweden's coastal areas, including the larger islands, buildings are found within 100 metres. 74 percent of the coastal areas have buildings within 300 metres from the coastline.

The largest percentage of coastal areas affected by building development is found in Stockholm County. Skåne County has the largest building development density within both 100 and 300 metres from the coastline.


A more detailed report of this survey is published in a Statistical Report.

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