Hofors

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Hofors
Hofors centrum.jpg
Official logo of Hofors
Coat of arms
Hofors is located in Sweden
Hofors
Hofors
Coordinates: 60°33′N 16°17′E / 60.550°N 16.283°E / 60.550; 16.283Coordinates: 60°33′N 16°17′E / 60.550°N 16.283°E / 60.550; 16.283
Country Sweden
Province Gästrikland
County Gävleborg County
Municipality Hofors Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 6.97 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 6,681
 • Density 958/km2 (2,480/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Hofors is a locality and the seat of Hofors Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden with 6,681 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Districts[edit]

  • Born
  • Böle
  • Bönhusberget
  • Centrum
  • Göklund
  • Hammaren
  • Lillån
  • Muntebo
  • Rönningen
  • Silverdalen
  • Standarn
  • Västerhöjden
  • Robertsholm
  • Fagersta by
  • Långnäs
  • Barkhyttan
  • Stenshyttan

The town of Hofors evolved around an iron industry in the 17th century, which eventually developed into one of Sweden's foremost ironworks, and a subsidiary of the SKF group.

Notable people[edit]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Hofors:

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.