Bålsta

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Bålsta
Stockholmsvägen in Bålsta
Stockholmsvägen in Bålsta
Bålsta is located in Sweden
Bålsta
Bålsta
Coordinates: 59°35′N 17°30′E / 59.583°N 17.500°E / 59.583; 17.500Coordinates: 59°35′N 17°30′E / 59.583°N 17.500°E / 59.583; 17.500
Country Sweden
Province Uppland
County Uppsala County
Municipality Håbo Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 10.73 km2 (4.14 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 14,147
 • Density 1,319/km2 (3,420/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Bålsta is a locality and the seat of Håbo Municipality, Uppsala County, Sweden with 14,147 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Although not in Stockholm County it has the north-western terminus of the Stockholm suburban rail system. Many inhabitants commute to Stockholm. The travel time is 40 minutes by suburban train, and less than 30 minutes by commuter-or intercity rail. Lasse Åberg, a famous Swedish actor, musician and artist, lives in Bålsta and has opened a museum there.

Even though Bålsta is not a very large town, there are a lot of organizations and activity-centers in the town such as a hockey-arena hosting the team Bålsta HC, a public swimming pool, several football fields and several gyms hosting e.g. the football-team Håbo FF and the floorball team Valhall IBK. Bålsta also has a mall with several stores.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.balstacentrum.se/