Bjursås

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Bjursås
A view over the lake of Lisstjärn
A view over the lake of Lisstjärn
Bjursås is located in Sweden
Bjursås
Bjursås
Coordinates: 60°44′N 15°26′E / 60.733°N 15.433°E / 60.733; 15.433Coordinates: 60°44′N 15°26′E / 60.733°N 15.433°E / 60.733; 15.433
Country Sweden
Province Dalarna
County Dalarna County
Municipality Falun Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 3.25 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,839
 • Density 566/km2 (1,470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Bjursås [ˈbjʉː̠ˈʃɔs] is a locality situated in Falun Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden with 1,839 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Tourists, many of whom come from Stockholm, visit its ski resort every winter. A large part of the population commute to Falun or work within the local forest industry. Bjursås is nicknamed "The Switzerland of Dalarna", because of its broken ground. "Bjur" in the name is an old Norse word for beaver. A literal translation of the name to English means "Beaver Ridge".

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.