Lesjöfors

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Lesjöfors
Esperantogården
Esperantogården
Lesjöfors is located in Sweden
Lesjöfors
Lesjöfors
Coordinates: 59°59′N 14°11′E / 59.983°N 14.183°E / 59.983; 14.183Coordinates: 59°59′N 14°11′E / 59.983°N 14.183°E / 59.983; 14.183
Country Sweden
Province Värmland
County Värmland County
Municipality Filipstad Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2.45 km2 (0.95 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,062
 • Density 433/km2 (1,120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Lesjöfors is a locality situated in Filipstad Municipality, Värmland County, Sweden with 1,062 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Located in the Bergslagen area, where mining and metal preparation historically was the leading industry, the town grew up around the local industry (bruk) founded there in 1642.

Lesjöfors was the site of the International Youth Congress of Esperanto in 2003.

It is famous within Sweden for bandy and has produced many players for the Sweden national bandy team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. 

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