Stenungsund is a locality ( tätort ) an urbanized in the Swedish province of Västra Götaland County and the historic province of Bohuslän. It is the capital of the municipality of the same name.

The town is located 47 km north of Gothenburg and 43 km south of Uddevalla. From here, there are strong connections to the islands Orust and Tjörn.

  • 3.1 Attractions
  • 3.2 Sport


Stenungsund began as a berth for ships and developed in the 19th century at a beach resort on the Gothenburg region. A stronger burst of development began in the 1940s as a steam power plant and a petrochemical plant have been created. In the 1960s, tripled the population of Stenungsund and was thus higher than the number of inhabitants of nearby locations such as Lysekil and Strömstad.



Stenungsund is now one of the most important Swedish centers for the production of plastics and their precursors. As a basis for chemical plants served a run with oil heat and power plant, which is located in a cavity which has previously blasted into the mountain. The four chimneys of thermal power station dominate the skyline of the town today.

Other industries

The place is in summer a very popular tourist center and also a commercial center for southern Bohuslän.



The chapel Stenungsund, which is located on the church hill, was taken in 1925 in use until 1927 but officially opened. The funds for the construction of the chapel were collected by members of the congregations of two adjacent islands.

Two buildings in the town act as a local history museum and be home by the local association, which was founded in 1950, passed.


Stenungsund is a center for sailing. For example, the sailing regatta Tjörn starts runt here every year. The local football club, Stenungsunds IF, played in the 90s some time in the second league in Sweden.


There are public transport links with train ( about 36 minutes) and bus ( about 54 minutes) to Gothenburg.

Two local newspapers, ST Tidningen and Stenungsunds posts will be published in the site.