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Fagersta railway station
|• Total||9.47 km2 (3.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||102 m (335 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||1,175/km2 (3,040/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||737 xx|
|Area code(s)||(+46) 223|
The city is located at the junction of two railways between Ludvika-Västerås and Avesta (Krylbo)-Örebro, in the heart of the historic Bergslagen region which is rich in copper and iron ore. There has been mining activity in the Fagersta area since the 15th century but it was not organized until the 17th century and was not made a corporation until 1873, when Fagersta Bruks AB was founded.
Fagersta was made a city in 1944 when the industrial hot spot of Fagersta merged with its service-oriented neighbour Västanfors. It is now the seat of Fagersta Municipality.
- Ulf Samuelsson, ice hockey player (NHL)
- Tomas Sandström, ice hockey player (NHL)
- The Hives, garage rock band
- 59 Times the Pain, garage rock band
- Johan August Brinell, metallurgist and inventor of the Brinell hardness test at the Fagersta Iron and Steel Works in 1900
- "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.
- "Jämsä" (in Finnish). Suomen kaupunkiopas. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
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