Leksand

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Leksand
Central Leksand
Central Leksand
Leksand is located in Sweden
Leksand
Leksand
Coordinates: 60°44′N 15°00′E / 60.733°N 15.000°E / 60.733; 15.000Coordinates: 60°44′N 15°00′E / 60.733°N 15.000°E / 60.733; 15.000
Country Sweden
Province Dalarna
County Dalarna County
Municipality Leksand Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 7.79 km2 (3.01 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 5,934
 • Density 761/km2 (1,970/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Leksand is a locality and the seat of Leksand Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 5,934 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Sport[edit]

Leksand is famous for the Leksands IF ice hockey team. Leksand is also home to the Leksands Baseball and Softball Club, one of the oldest and more successful baseball clubs in Sweden, having won 20 national championships in baseball and 7 in softball. The club was founded in the late 1950s and currently has about 130 members.[2] Additionally, Leksand is home to the Baseball Academy Leksand, a Major League Baseball (MLB)-sponsored academy established in 2006.[3][4] The academy is part of a broader drive by MLB to develop European talent through a system of baseball academies across the continent, and is the only such academy in Sweden. As of March 2010, Baseball Academy Leksand comprised 22 Swedish players and was managed by Tony Klarberg.[5]

Industry[edit]

Local industry in Leksand includes Leksandsbröd, a producer of traditional Swedish Crisp bread.[6]

Famous People Born in Leksand[edit]

Sister Cities[edit]

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