Fellingsbro

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Fellingsbro
Fellingsbro railway station in the 1930s.
Fellingsbro railway station in the 1930s.
Fellingsbro is located in Sweden
Fellingsbro
Fellingsbro
Coordinates: 59°26′N 15°36′E / 59.433°N 15.600°E / 59.433; 15.600Coordinates: 59°26′N 15°36′E / 59.433°N 15.600°E / 59.433; 15.600
Country Sweden
Province Västmanland
County Örebro County
Municipality Lindesberg Municipality
First mentioned 1331
Area[1]
 • Total 2.30 km2 (0.89 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,384
 • Density 600/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Fellingsbro is a locality and a parish situated in Lindesberg Municipality, Örebro County, Sweden with 1,384 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

The parish of Fellingsbro is mentioned already in 1331 as Parochia Fælansbro, but the first parish church was probably built already in the 12th century. In the late 16th and early 17th centuries many small ironworks were built at the rivers that are running from north to south in the parish. The main product at these ironworks were bar iron. Most of the people were employed in this small scale iron industry and in the rather extensive farming up until the late 19th century when most of the ironworks were closed. Some of the ironworks were then transformed into paper mills.

In 1857 a railroad between Örebro and Arboga was built and a station in Fellingsbro was opened some kilometres east of the parish church. A new urban area with shops and small mechanical industries soon grew up around this railroad station. This urban area was called Fellingsbro after the name of the parish. It became a municipality of its own in 1911, but was again united with the rest of the parish in 1957 and in 1971 Fellingsbro Municipality was incorporated into Lindesberg Municipality.

Population history[edit]

Year Inhabitants in Fellingsbro parish
1700 4 802
1800 4 590
1850 6 383
1900 7 075
1950 5 575 (896 in the urban area)
2008 3 691 (about 1485 in the urban area)

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.