Hagfors

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Hagfors
Aerial view of Hagfors in 2006
Aerial view of Hagfors in 2006
Hagfors is located in Sweden
Hagfors
Hagfors
Coordinates: 60°02′N 13°39′E / 60.033°N 13.650°E / 60.033; 13.650Coordinates: 60°02′N 13°39′E / 60.033°N 13.650°E / 60.033; 13.650
Country Sweden
Province Värmland
County Värmland County
Municipality Hagfors Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 6.13 km2 (2.37 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 5,146
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Hagfors is a locality and the seat of Hagfors Municipality, Värmland County, Sweden with 5,146 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Its history is traced to 1873, when it was decided to build two blast furnaces at the location.

The town of Hagfors plays host to the Swedish Rally, a car rally, every February, which provides a significant annual economic windfall for the region.

Hagfors was one of the last places in Sweden to receive the formal title of a city, when it was detached from Norra Råda in 1950. The designated coat of arms was a tribute to the furnaces. At that time the town had 6,501 inhabitants. Today it is the seat of the much larger Hagfors Municipality, but is not an administrative entity of its own.

Transportation[edit]

Hagfors Airport is located at the town's border. There are flights with Nextjet to Stockholm Arlanda and Torsby.

Sister cities[edit]

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. 
  2. ^ "Lapua info (statistics)". Lapua. Retrieved 30 April 2014.