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Edsbyn Train Station
Edsbyn is located in Sweden Gävleborg
Edsbyn is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 61°23′N 15°49′E / 61.383°N 15.817°E / 61.383; 15.817Coordinates: 61°23′N 15°49′E / 61.383°N 15.817°E / 61.383; 15.817
Country Sweden
Province Hälsingland
County Gävleborg County
Municipality Ovanåker Municipality
 • Total 4.53 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,985
 • Density 879/km2 (2,280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Edsbyn is a locality and the seat of Ovanåker Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden with 3,985 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Edsbyn is most famous for their ski manufacturing industry Edsbyverken; the sports club Edsbyns IF; and being the hometown of the creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson throughout his early childhood.


Edsbyn has an continental climate with quite cold winters and warm summers. Average high temperature in January is −5°C and average low in January is −15°C. Although it can vary from season to season.


The following sports clubs are located in Edsbyn:

Edsbyns IF is renowned for its successes in men's bandy. The first indoor bandy arena in Sweden, Edsbyn Arena, was built in Edsbyn and dedicated in 2003 by King Carl XVI Gustaf.[2]

Interior of Edsbyn Arena


  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2011-07-25.  Information about Edsbyn Arena AB. Retrieved on 2011-07-25.