|• Total||1,419.1139 km2 (547.9229 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,225.8739 km2 (473.3126 sq mi)|
|• Water||193.24 km2 (74.61 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2010.|
|Population (June 30, 2012)|
|• Density||11/km2 (28/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
|Density is calculated using land area only.|
In 1974 "old" Leksand was amalgamated with Ål and reunited with Siljansnäs (which had been separated from it in 1875).
Leksand is twinned with Aurora, Ontario, Canada
The culture is marked by being in the heart of the culture rich Dalarna. There is a substantial old town section in Leksand, with preserved old cottages as a landmark.
Most companies are small enterprises, covering several sectors. To the larger belong:
- Clas Ohlson (Swedens largest department store chain, which was founded in Insjön)
- Leksandsbröd (Swedish crispbread)
- Bergkvist-Insjön (Wood factory)
- Tomoku Hus (Houses for export to Japan)
- Leksands IF (Sport organization)
In the 2002 list of Swedish Industry Climate, Leksand Municipality was ranked 15 of 289 investigated municipalities.
One of Sweden's most popular ice hockey team is Leksands IF. NHL goalkeeper Johan Hedberg, also hails from Leksand. In addition, one of Sweden's best baseball teams (Leksand Lumberjacks) plays in Leksand. The town, along with Mora co-hosted the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The European Go Congress was held in Leksand in 2008.
Leksand has seven sister cities:
- Hørsholm, Denmark
- Lillehammer, Norway
- Oulainen, Finland
- Karksi-Nuia, Estonia
- Aurora, Ontario, Canada
- Tōbetsu, Hokkaidō, Japan
- Brainerd, Minnesota, U.S.
- Leksand Municipality – Official site
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