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Central Arboga
Central Arboga
Coat of arms of Arboga
Coat of arms
Arboga is located in Västmanland
Arboga is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 59°23′38″N 15°50′19″E / 59.39389°N 15.83861°E / 59.39389; 15.83861Coordinates: 59°23′38″N 15°50′19″E / 59.39389°N 15.83861°E / 59.39389; 15.83861
CountyVästmanland County
MunicipalityArboga Municipality
 • City9.50 km2 (3.67 sq mi)
20 m (70 ft)
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • City10,330
 • Density1,088/km2 (2,820/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
732 xx
Area code(s)(+46) 589
WebsiteOfficial website

Arboga (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈârːˌboːɡa])[2] is a locality and the seat of Arboga Municipality in Västmanland County, Sweden with 10,330 inhabitants in 2010.[1]


The city of Arboga is known to have existed as a town since the 13th century but the area has been inhabited since around 900 AD. The name (originally Arbugæ) consists of the two words "Ar" which in ancient Swedish means river and bughi which means "bend" and which together have the meaning "river bend".

The city was at one time a residence of the royal family of Vasa. It was the scene of church assemblies and national diets, and it is known for the antiquities in its neighborhood.[3] The first session of the Riksdag of the Estates was held in Arboga in 1435. Albertus Pictor, the most famous Swedish artist of the late medieval period, was admitted burgher of the town in 1465.

Today the city is an important traffic link since the highways E18 and E20 merge there. Two railways Mälarbanan and Svealandsbanan, between Stockholm and Hallsberg also merge in Arborga. The city has a population of about 14,350 (2016).


Bands like Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, Architects, and Dimmu Borgir recorded albums with Fredrik Nordström in his own recording studio Studio Fredman. Recently,[when?] the studio was relocated to Gothenburg.


The following sports clubs are in Arboga:

In addition the Sixth Women's World Gliding Championships was held 15–25 June 2011.

Alexander Gustafsson, mixed martial artist, was born in Arboga.


  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. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 4.
  3. ^ Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Arboga" . Encyclopedia Americana.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Arboga at Wikimedia Commons
  • Arboga travel guide from Wikivoyage