Leksand Municipality

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Leksand Municipality
Leksands kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Leksand Municipality
Coat of arms
Leksand Municipality in Dalarna County.png
Country Sweden
County Dalarna County
Seat Leksand
Area[1]
 • Total 1,411.9579 km2 (545.1600 sq mi)
 • Land 1,221.2279 km2 (471.5187 sq mi)
 • Water 190.73 km2 (73.64 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2015)[2]
 • Total 15,231
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalarna
Municipal code 2029
Website www.leksand.se
Density is calculated using land area only.
Norsgatan.

Leksand Municipality (Leksands kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Leksand.

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

Geography[edit]

The municipality is located alongside the Österdalälven, (Österdal River), and the town is at the southern shore of lake Siljan.

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.

Localities[edit]

Industry[edit]

Most companies are small enterprises, covering several sectors. To the larger belong:

  • Clas Ohlson (Sweden's 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)
  • Ejendals

In the 2002 list of Swedish Industry Climate, Leksand Municipality was ranked 15 of 289 investigated municipalities.

Notability[edit]

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.

Sister cities[edit]

Leksand has seven sister cities:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 60°44′N 15°00′E / 60.733°N 15.000°E / 60.733; 15.000