Hallstahammar

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Hallstahammar
Hallstahammar Train Station
Hallstahammar is located in Västmanland
Hallstahammar
Hallstahammar
Hallstahammar is located in Sweden
Hallstahammar
Hallstahammar
Coordinates: 59°37′N 16°15′E / 59.617°N 16.250°E / 59.617; 16.250Coordinates: 59°37′N 16°15′E / 59.617°N 16.250°E / 59.617; 16.250
Country Sweden
Province Västmanland
County Västmanland County
Municipality Hallstahammar Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 9.67 km2 (3.73 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 15.200
 • Density 1,084/km2 (2,810/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Hallstahammar is a locality and the seat of Hallstahammar Municipality in Västmanland County, Sweden with 10,478 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Overview[edit]

The King Gustaf Vasa built Strömsholm Castle along the lake about 1558. Its current appearance goes back to the 1680s. Today it hosts an interesting museum. The town is situated by the small river Kolbäcksån. Along that river many industries were established, and in 1628 the first smithy was built. In 1795 the Strömsholm Canal was inaugurated which enhanced goods transports. The town became a centre for transportation and commerce. In the 1930s it was shaped as a typical Swedish industrial town with close ties to the engineering industry. From the 1970s on, however, that industry has gradually lost its strong significance.

The Swedish soap opera Vänner och Fiender, which aired between 1996 and 2000, was recorded in the studio known as Hollyhammar.

The local bus traffic in Hallstahammar is free of charge, one of very few Swedish experiments with that type of service.

Economy[edit]

Steel production company Ovako has a production site in Hallstahammar.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ http://www.ovako.com/career/Locations/Hallstahammar/