Monday, February 21, 2011

Street of Råå, Helsingborg Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden

Street of Råå, originally uploaded by Håkan Dahlström.

Råå is a fishing village in southern Helsingborg .
The village's name was written in 1521 ( aff ) Raa and is named after Råån.
Stream name comes from the ancient Danish ra 'bar, landmark'. Råån the border between the two counties on a long stretch.
Settlements have existed around the estuary since long ago, but did not become permanent until 1500 - and 1600's. During the Scanian War 1675-79 burned Swedes Råå. In 1788, destroyed the entire society of a Russian naval cadre, but rebounded in the 1800s. In the late 1800s and early 1900s was Råå largest fishing village, but today there are only subsistence fishermen left. In 1918 incorporated Råå with Helsingborg and thus became a district.

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