Säter

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Säter
Säter railway station
Säter railway station
Säter is located in Sweden
Säter
Säter
Coordinates: 60°21′N 15°45′E / 60.350°N 15.750°E / 60.350; 15.750Coordinates: 60°21′N 15°45′E / 60.350°N 15.750°E / 60.350; 15.750
Country Sweden
Province Dalarna
County Dalarna County
Municipality Säter Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 3.81 km2 (1.47 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 4,429
 • Density 1,164/km2 (3,010/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Säter is a locality and the seat of Säter Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden, with 4,429 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Säter is, despite its small population, for historical reasons normally still referred to as a city. Statistics Sweden, however, only counts localities with more than 10,000 inhabitants as cities.

History[edit]

At the location there was a royal mansion titled Säter's Royal Mansion.

Sweden's first copper mine was built at the location in 1624, influenced by its proximity to the copper mountain at Falun with its tannery that had been located in Säter a few years earlier.

The town Säter was founded in 1630, and much of its old town today has preserved wooden houses and street structure from that time, which few Swedish cities have. One of the oldest houses is the city hall.

On 8 May 1642, the town was chartered by Queen Christina of Sweden, making it one of the Cities in Sweden. The chosen coat of arms depicted a miner.

Today[edit]

The Säter hospital was opened in 1912 and was at the time Sweden's largest mental hospital which is usually associated with Säter in particular.

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Säter:

The ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships has been held in Säter twice.

Travel[edit]

Säter has a railway station along the Dala Railway with trains to Mora, Falun, Arlanda Airport and Stockholm. Suitable airports for travelling to or from Säter are Borlänge Airport (20 km distance) and Arlanda Airport (177 km).

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Säter is twinned with: Joutseno, Finland

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.