Lekeberg Municipality

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Lekeberg Municipality
Lekebergs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Lekeberg Municipality
Coat of arms
Lekeberg Municipality in Örebro County.png
Country Sweden
County Örebro County
Seat Fjugesta
Area[1]
 • Total 481.63 km2 (185.96 sq mi)
 • Land 463.16 km2 (178.83 sq mi)
 • Water 18.47 km2 (7.13 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 7,289
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Närke
Municipal code 1814
Website www.lekeberg.se

Lekeberg Municipality (Lekebergs kommun) is a municipality in Örebro County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Fjugesta, with around 2,000 inhabitants.

Lekeberg was first formed as a municipality in connection with the local government reform of 1952 by the amalgamation of five smaller units. In 1967 two more parishes were added. The next reform of 1971 placed the area within Örebro Municipality. It was re-established in 1995 within its 1967 borders.

Geography[edit]

Mostly woods and farm lands, with Garphyttan National Park, established in 1909, located within the municipality.

The largest industry sector is farming. Many farmers have further specialized on hog and chicken farming.

Other industries are small companies within wood and carpentry industries, as well as craftswork and other small enterprises.

Localities[edit]

Over 200 inhabitants:

Sights[edit]

The monastery ruin of Riseberga was the home of nuns of the Cistercian order in the medieval age. It burnt down in 1546, and remaining stones were used in the building of a local church some hundreds years later.

The amphitheatre of Riseberga is Sweden's largest of that kind, with 1,216 seats.

Twin towns[edit]

Lekeberg's twin town with the year of its establishing:

  1. (1996) Dundaga, Latvia Latvia [3]

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°10′N 14°52′E / 59.167°N 14.867°E / 59.167; 14.867