Vingåker

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Vingåker
Vingåker railway station
Vingåker railway station
Vingåker is located in Sweden
Vingåker
Vingåker
Coordinates: 59°02′N 15°52′E / 59.033°N 15.867°E / 59.033; 15.867Coordinates: 59°02′N 15°52′E / 59.033°N 15.867°E / 59.033; 15.867
Country Sweden
Province Södermanland
County Södermanland County
Municipality Vingåker Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 3.87 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 4,282
 • Density 1,107/km2 (2,870/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Vingåker is a locality and the seat of Vingåker Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 4,282 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It was partly built in the English garden of Säfstaholm, a large estate which up until 1855 was home to philanthropist and art collector Gustaf Trolle-Bonde. The estate is nowadays owned by the municipality and contains an art museum with yearly exhibitions during the summer.

The town's expansion began in 1862 when a railway station was opened along the western main line (Västra Stambanan, which runs from Stockholm to Gothenburg). The station remained in operation up until 1971, but reopened in 2003.

The town is the birthplace of Gunnar Helén, former chairman of the Liberal Party, and former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson.

A transit center for refugees from Norway during World War II was located in the manor of Kjesäter, now a folk high school.

It also is home to a large Outlet store, where one can buy 'cheap' Tiger of Sweden clothes.

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.