Degerfors

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Degerfors
Degerfors Train Station
Degerfors Train Station
Degerfors is located in Sweden
Degerfors
Degerfors
Coordinates: 59°14′N 14°26′E / 59.233°N 14.433°E / 59.233; 14.433Coordinates: 59°14′N 14°26′E / 59.233°N 14.433°E / 59.233; 14.433
Country Sweden
Province Värmland
County Örebro County
Municipality Degerfors Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 7.14 km2 (2.76 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 7,160
 • Density 1,003/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Degerfors is a locality and the seat of Degerfors Municipality, Örebro County, Sweden with 7,160 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Overview[edit]

Degerfors has traditionally been an industrial community closely connected to the large ironworks. The settlement (originally called Johannelund) grew up around this industry and got the status of a municipalsamhälle (a type of borough within a municipality) in 1912. Today it acts as seat of the larger Degerfors Municipality.

Sports[edit]

Nationally, Degerfors is best known for the football team Degerfors IF. Despite the relatively small size of the town, Degerfors has always had a strong local support, and played a total of 29 years in the highest division Allsvenskan. In 1997 the team were relegated and are currently 2012 playing in the second highest Swedish league, Superettan.

Another sports club located in Degerfors is Strömtorps IK.

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.