|County||Västra Götaland County|
|Municipality||Lilla Edet Municipality|
|• Total||4.26 km2 (1.64 sq mi)|
(31 December 2010)
|• Density||1,142/km2 (2,960/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Lilla Edet was the smallest of three settlements that were burnt down in Sweden on 25 June 1888. The wooden towns of Sundsvall and Umeå were almost completely destroyed. The triple fire was widely reported and one collection in California raised $5,000 and blankets and tents were sent from New Zealand.
The town Lilla Edet is situated on the eastern side of the Göta älv, a main river on the west coast of Sweden. It became known as a halt there. The area was known locally as Lilla Edet in comparison to Stora Edet, situated north of Lilla Edet and today known as Trollhättan. However, for a long time the official name of Lilla Edet was Bergaström.
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- "Sufferers by Fire in Sweden". Daily Alta California. 24 July 1888. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- "News". Nelson Evening Mail. 27 August 1888. Retrieved 30 May 2014.