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Söderhamn is a locality and the seat of Söderhamn Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden with 11,761 inhabitants in 2010.The most popular tourist attraction is Oscarsborg, a tower built in 1895 on the top of a hill close to the town centre. The tower was built as a memorial of a visit of king Oscar II of Sweden. The king actually never visited Söderhamn.UnemploymentIn October 2012, organised by the local authorities of Söderhamn and Sweden's national employment office, anyone aged 18–28 could apply to be paid to find a job in Oslo, Norway, in an attempt to reduce local youth unemployment. Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, project manager Magnus Nilsen said: "Going to Norway to find work has always been quite popular with young people, but sometimes they want to go but don't know how to find a job or accommodation so we thought we'd give them a bit of help with both." Those who sign up are given a free ticket to the Norwegian capital, while also being put up in a youth hostel for up to a month while searching for employment.SportsThe biggest local sport is bandy. Broberg/Söderhamn Bandy play in the highest division Elitserien. Many in high positions, like coach of the national team or member of the Federation of International Bandy board, have come from Söderhamn, like the current Secretary General Bo Nyman.Soderhamn is in Gavleborg County. To personalize your trip to Soderhamn, create itinerary details specific to you using our Sweden itinerary planning app.
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