Säter Municipality

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Säters kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Säters kommun
Coat of arms
Säter Municipality in Dalarna County.png
Country Sweden
County Dalarna County
Seat Säter
Area[1]
 • Total 624.51 km2 (241.12 sq mi)
 • Land 570.33 km2 (220.21 sq mi)
 • Water 54.18 km2 (20.92 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 10,873
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalarna
Municipal code 2082
Density is calculated using land area only.

Säter is one of the 290 municipalities of Sweden in Dalarna County, central Sweden. Its seat is in Säter.

The present municipality was created in 1971 with the amalgamation of the former City of Säter and two neighbouring municipalities.

Geography[edit]

Säter is known for the Säter Valley. It is about 5 kilometers long and has a dense vegetation and steeps. On its bottom the Ljuster stream flows. The valley is popular for walking.

Sights[edit]

The Old Church of Stora Skedvi is one of Dalarna's oldest, with its oldest parts from the 13th century.

There are several remains from the province's mining history, such as the Östra Silvberg's Mining Area with a silver mining history traced to the 1480s with an adjacent cemetery and chapel. It was closed in the 19th century and the mine itself is today a water filled hole.

Bispbergs gruva was used for mining iron for over 600 years, until it was closed in 1967.

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Coordinates: 60°21′N 15°45′E / 60.350°N 15.750°E / 60.350; 15.750