|Province (län):||Västra Götalands län|
|Historical Province (landskap):||Bohuslan|
|SCB code :||4600|
|Residents :||1774 (December 31, 2015)|
|Area :||2.07 km²|
|Population density :||857 inhabitants / km²|
|List of perpetrators in Västra Götaland County|
The area around the place has been inhabited for a long time and is part of the rock carvings of Tanum , which were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994 . The Ludesten bei Säm is a largely disturbed megalithic complex west of the village. There are two rune stones from Tanum from the Germanic Iron Age next to the town's church . Later a thing place was built here and in the 17th century a rest house for travelers was added.
In addition to the rock carvings, Tanumshede is more recently known for the Tanum teleport , a satellite station for telephone calls to North America and later all over the world. The facility was built in 1971 and operated jointly with Denmark, Finland and Norway. Today it belongs to the Telia Company .