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Gnesta railway station
Gnesta railway station
Gnesta is located in Södermanland
Gnesta is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 59°03′N 17°18′E / 59.050°N 17.300°E / 59.050; 17.300Coordinates: 59°03′N 17°18′E / 59.050°N 17.300°E / 59.050; 17.300
Country Sweden
Province Södermanland
County Södermanland County
and Stockholm County
Municipality Gnesta Municipality and
Södertälje Municipality
 • Total 3.86 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 5,562
 • Density 1,441/km2 (3,730/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Climate Cfb

Gnesta is a bimunicipal locality and the seat of Gnesta Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 5,562 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It is on the border to Stockholm County, and a minor part of Gnesta is in Södertälje Municipality. As situated near the county boundary Gnesta is served by Stockholm commuter rail which has a terminus here.

Gnesta is the location for the 2009 film adaptation of the Stieg Larsson book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, representing the fictional Hedestad and Hedeby Island.[citation needed]


  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.