Fagersta

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Fagersta
Fagersta railway station
Fagersta railway station
Fagersta is located in Sweden
Fagersta
Fagersta
Coordinates: 60°00′15″N 15°47′36″E / 60.00417°N 15.79333°E / 60.00417; 15.79333Coordinates: 60°00′15″N 15°47′36″E / 60.00417°N 15.79333°E / 60.00417; 15.79333
Country Sweden
Province Västmanland
County Västmanland County
Municipality Fagersta Municipality
Founded 1944
Area[1]
 • Total 9.47 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
Elevation 102 m (335 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 11,130
 • Density 1,175/km2 (3,040/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 737 xx
Area code(s) (+46) 22
Website Official website

Fagersta is a locality and the seat of Fagersta Municipality in Västmanland County, Sweden, with 11,130 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Geography[edit]

The city is located at the junction of two railways between Ludvika-Västerås and Avesta (Krylbo)-Örebro, in the heart of the historic Bergslagen region which is rich in copper and iron ore. There has been mining activity in the Fagersta area since the 15th century but it was not organized until the 17th century and was not made a corporation until 1873, when Fagersta Bruks AB was founded.

History[edit]

Fagersta was made a city in 1944 when the industrial hot spot of Fagersta merged with its service-oriented neighbour Västanfors. It is now the seat of Fagersta Municipality.

Industry[edit]

Today's industry is focused on hard metal tools (Seco Tools AB and Atlas Copco Secoroc AB) and stainless steel products (Fagersta Stainless AB and OUTOKUMPU Stainless Tubular Products AB).

Notable natives[edit]

Twin cities[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.val.se/val/val2006/slutlig/K/kommun/19/82/roster.html

  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. ^ "Jämsä" (in Finnish). Suomen kaupunkiopas. Retrieved 7 May 2012.