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Viken

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Viken is a bimunicipal locality situated in Höganäs Municipality and Helsingborg Municipality in Skåne County, Sweden with 4,227 inhabitants in 2010. It has a surface area of 224 hectares. 223 of these are in the Höganäs municipality.Well known for its harbour, the village has a long history of seafaring and fishing. It is also known for the distinctive changing rooms lining its coast.Viken is known to have been the home of billionaire Carl-Eric Björkegren, who disappeared without a trace in 1994. Theories vary in terms of what happened. In 2005, he was declared dead by the Stockholm District Court.The creator of the Swedish comic character Bamse lived and died in Viken.EtymologyViken is the definite form of the Old Norse word vík meaning an inlet or creek .
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