Hofors

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Hofors
Central Hofors in February 2009
Central Hofors in February 2009
Official logo of Hofors
Coat of arms
Hofors is located in Sweden Gävleborg
Hofors
Hofors
Hofors is located in Sweden
Hofors
Hofors
Coordinates: 60°33′N 16°17′E / 60.550°N 16.283°E / 60.550; 16.283Coordinates: 60°33′N 16°17′E / 60.550°N 16.283°E / 60.550; 16.283
Country Sweden
Province Gästrikland
County Gävleborg County
Municipality Hofors Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 6.97 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 6,681
 • Density 958/km2 (2,480/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Hofors is a locality and the seat of Hofors Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden with 6,681 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Districts[edit]

  • Born
  • Böle
  • Bönhusberget
  • Centrum
  • Göklund
  • Hammaren
  • Lillån
  • Muntebo
  • Rönningen
  • Silverdalen
  • Standarn
  • Västerhöjden
  • Robertsholm
  • Fagersta by
  • Långnäs
  • Barkhyttan
  • Stenshyttan

The town of Hofors evolved around an iron industry in the 17th century, which eventually developed into one of Sweden's foremost ironworks, and a subsidiary of the SKF group.

Notable people[edit]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Hofors:

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.