Garpenberg

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Garpenberg
Garpenberg church
Garpenberg church
Garpenberg is located in Sweden
Garpenberg
Garpenberg
Coordinates: 60°19′N 16°12′E / 60.317°N 16.200°E / 60.317; 16.200Coordinates: 60°19′N 16°12′E / 60.317°N 16.200°E / 60.317; 16.200
Country Sweden
Province Dalarna
County Dalarna County
Municipality Hedemora Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 1.53 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 518
 • Density 338/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Garpenberg is a locality situated in Hedemora Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden with 518 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Hedemora and Garpenberg Court District, or Hedemora och Garpenbergs tingslag, was a district of Dalarna in Sweden. The court district (tingslag) served as the basic division of the rural areas in Dalarna, except for one district that was a hundred (härad). The entire province had once been a single hundred, called Dala hundare.

Mine[edit]

Mining in Garpenberg dates back to the 13th-century. Back then the main mineral to be mined was iron. There are still active mining operations in Garpenberg today. The mineral to be mined today are: zinc, lead and silver.

Culture[edit]

The International Random Film Festival will be hosted in Garpenberg in December 2013.

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.