|• Total||7.79 km2 (3.01 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||761/km2 (1,970/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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. Additionally, Leksand is home to the Baseball Academy Leksand, a Major League Baseball (MLB)-sponsored academy established in 2006. 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.
Famous People Born in Leksand
- Per-Olov Brasar - Former National Hockey League (NHL) player, active 1977 to 1982
- Kristian Matsson - The Tallest Man on Earth, folk musician
- Johan Hedberg - Current NHL player, formerly with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Dallas Stars, Atlanta Thrashers and currently with the New Jersey Devils
- Anders J. Dahlin- Internationally acclaimed tenor and opera singer
- Aurora, Ontario, Canada
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Leksand.|
- "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.
- Pamphlet: 2010 MLB Academies Tournament. Major League Baseball, 2010.
- http://www.leksandsbrod.se/content Leksandsbröd
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