Grängesberg

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Grängesberg
Grängesberg Train Station
Grängesberg is located in Sweden
Grängesberg
Grängesberg
Coordinates: 60°05′N 14°59′E / 60.083°N 14.983°E / 60.083; 14.983Coordinates: 60°05′N 14°59′E / 60.083°N 14.983°E / 60.083; 14.983
Country Sweden
Province Dalarna
County Dalarna County
Municipality Ludvika Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 7.72 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,481
 • Density 451/km2 (1,170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Grängesberg is a locality situated in Ludvika Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden with 3,481 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

The town was earlier dominated by iron-ore extraction at Grängesberg ore field (Grängesbergs malmfält) from the 16th century to 1989. In January 1990 was the last ore-train from Grängesberg to Oxelösund.

Grängesbergsbolaget had during a long period the world's largest iron-ore fleet and by 1899–1900 was it Sweden's most profitable company. During this time Grängesberg grew very fast, and during a 10-year period the town's population increased threefold. Today Spendrups is Grängesberg's biggest employer.

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.