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Hässelby Villastad is a suburban area in the north-western part of the Swedish capital Stockholm. It forms part of Västerort, Stockholm Municipality. Stretching west to Lake Mälaren, it is largely a middle class area with notable landmarks being the central commercial area Åkermyntan, and the big landfill Lövsta, which was used for all of Stockholm's refuse from the late 19th century to about 1950.
The municipality has several schools with Hässelby Villastadsskolan being one of the biggest schools in Stockholm with almost 1'000 students. Other schools in the area are Trollboda and Smedshagen. Smedshagen is a brand new facility,[when?] which makes it one of the most modern schools in Europe.
Riddersvik is a park and a mansion with two wings. Today used for conferences and a restaurant, it was originally built for a businessman in the 18th century, who used it as a leisure park. Beside the mansion is a wooden jetty attached to the rock stretching along the water from Riddersvik to Fargersstrand. Allmäna badet is the main beach in the municipality, with a newly built wooden deck. There are two piers from which one can jump into the water, and on the other side of the beach there is the children's beach. In Hässelby there is a nature resort called "Lövstaskogen" which is a popular destination for promenades.
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