Fruängen

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Skyscrapers in central Fruängen

Fruängen (Wife Meadow) is a district of the Hägersten-Liljeholmen borough in Söderort, the southern suburban part of Stockholm. It was built in the early 1950s.

All the streets are named after famous Swedish women like Agnes Lagerstedt, Anna Sandström, Karolina Widerström, Ellen Fries, Ellen Key, Elsa Beskow, Elin Wägner, Elsa Borg, Elsa Brändström, Eva Bonnier, Fredrika Bremer, Hanna Pauli, Hanna Rydh, Jenny Nyström, Karin Boye, Kata Dalström, Kerstin Hesselgren, Lina Sandell and Jenny Lind.

A number of famous Swedes come from Fruängen. Examples include Gunnel Fred, Rolf Ridderwall, Fredde Granberg, Tomas Andersson Wij, Pontus Enhörning, Susanne Ljung and script writer Lars Lundström.

The name Fruängen translates as lady's or ladies' meadow or possibly Our Lady's meadow. According to one source, Fruängen was the name of a torp (croft),[1] while another source states the name is constructed as an analogy to the city borough Härrängen (master's meadow or lord's meadow) which is named after another croft.[2]

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  1. ^ sv:Fruängen#Historik
  2. ^ Mari Nuottajärvi: Vad har Kärrtorp och T-Centralen gemensamt? En studie över namn på tunnelbanestationer i Stockholm (What do Kärrtorp and T-Centralen have in common? A study of names of underground stations in Stockholm), dissertation, Tammerfors University, 2007 (in Swedish)

Coordinates: 59°17′09″N 17°57′54″E / 59.28583°N 17.96500°E / 59.28583; 17.96500