Vansbro

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Vansbro
Vansbro railway station
Vansbro railway station
Vansbro is located in Sweden
Vansbro
Vansbro
Coordinates: 60°31′N 14°13′E / 60.517°N 14.217°E / 60.517; 14.217Coordinates: 60°31′N 14°13′E / 60.517°N 14.217°E / 60.517; 14.217
Country Sweden
Province Dalarna
County Dalarna County
Municipality Vansbro Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 3.31 km2 (1.28 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,026
 • Density 613/km2 (1,590/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Vansbro is a locality in Dalarna and the seat of Vansbro Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden. It had 2,026 inhabitants in 2010,[1] out of a total municipal population of 7,000.

The town is situated by the end of the rivulet Vanån (Van River), the main tributary of the Västerdal River.

Vansbro is known for the annual Vansbrosimningen ("The Vansbro Swim").[2] Inaugurated in 1950, the competitors swim 2,000 meters in Vanån and 1,000 meters in the Västerdal River. Vansbro is also known to be the home town of famous cross-country skier Gunde Svan, the band Svenne Rubins, the singer/songwriter Malin Jonsson, the progressive rock band Introitus and the pop-singer Björn Skifs.

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. 
  2. ^ Official Site