Ludvika Municipality

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Ludvika kommun
Municipality
Ludvika Municipality in Dalarna County.png
Country Sweden
County Dalarna County
Seat Ludvika
Area[1]
 • Total 1,647.81 km2 (636.22 sq mi)
 • Land 1,490.42 km2 (575.45 sq mi)
 • Water 157.39 km2 (60.77 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 25,712
 • Density 16/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalarna
Municipal code 2085
Density is calculated using land area only.

Ludvika Municipality (Ludvika kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County, central Sweden. It has its seat in the town of Ludvika.

In 1971 the City of Ludvika (itself instituted as such in 1919) was amalgamated with the adjacent municipalities of Grangärde and Säfsnäs, forming the present entity.

Localities[edit]

Figures as of 2004.

  1. Ludvika 13,724
  2. Grängesberg 3,356
  3. Sunnansjö 758
  4. Saxdalen 752
  5. Fredriksberg 741
  6. Nyhammar 682
  7. Sörvik 540
  8. Blötberget 529
  9. Persbo/Gräsberg 459
  10. Gonäs 432
  11. Landforsen/Håksberg 438
  12. Grangärde 374
  • Other/countryside 2,967

(source: [1])

Largest employers[edit]

  1. ABB Group 2,400
  2. County medical facilities 600
  3. Spendrups brewery 285
  4. VBU Västerbergslagens Utbildningscentrum 220
  5. RSV Tax Office 110
  6. Samhall-gruppen 80
  7. GIA Industri AB 75
  8. Brunnsviks folkhögskola 75
  9. Connex Sverige AB 70
  10. Seco Tools AB 70
  11. ISS Cleaning 60

(Source [2])

Twin Towns & Sister cities[edit]

Ludvika has three twin towns:

Sports[edit]

Many sport teams have their origins in Ludvika Municipality. The soccer teams "Östansbo IS" (ÖIS), "Ludvika FK" (LFK, male) and "IFK Ludvika" (female) come from Ludvika and play in divisions 4 and 3. All three also have junior teams. There is also an ice-hockey team, Ludvika Hockey Förening Lightning. Other teams include ping-pong teams as well as other sports.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014. 
  3. ^ "City Twins". Imatra. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 60°08′N 15°11′E / 60.133°N 15.183°E / 60.133; 15.183