Garpenberg

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Garpenberg
Garpenberg Church
Garpenberg is located in Dalarna
Garpenberg
Garpenberg
Garpenberg is located in Sweden
Garpenberg
Garpenberg
Coordinates: 60°19′N 16°12′E / 60.317°N 16.200°E / 60.317; 16.200Coordinates: 60°19′N 16°12′E / 60.317°N 16.200°E / 60.317; 16.200
Country Sweden
Province Dalarna
County Dalarna County
Municipality Hedemora Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 1.53 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 518
 • Density 338/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Garpenberg is a locality situated in Hedemora Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden with 518 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Hedemora and Garpenberg Court District, or Hedemora och Garpenbergs tingslag, was a district of Dalarna in Sweden. The court district (tingslag) served as the basic division of the rural areas in Dalarna, except for one district that was a hundred (härad). The entire province had once been a single hundred, called Dala hundare.

Mine[edit]

Mining in Garpenberg dates back to the 13th-century. Back then the main mineral to be mined was iron. There are still active mining operations in Garpenberg today. The mineral to be mined today are: zinc, lead and silver.

Culture[edit]

The International Random Film Festival was hosted in Garpenberg in December 2013.

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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Garpenberg at Wikimedia Commons