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September 2008 aerial view of Laxå.
September 2008 aerial view of Laxå.
Laxå is located in Örebro
Laxå is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 58°59′N 14°37′E / 58.983°N 14.617°E / 58.983; 14.617Coordinates: 58°59′N 14°37′E / 58.983°N 14.617°E / 58.983; 14.617
Country Sweden
Province Närke
County Örebro County
Municipality Laxå Municipality
 • Total 4.54 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,064
 • Density 676/km2 (1,750/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Laxå is a locality and the seat of Laxå Municipality, Örebro County, Sweden with 3,064 inhabitants in 2010.[1]


The town was founded in the mid-19th century when the main line railway between Gothenburg and Stockholm (Västra Stambanan) was built in 1883. Laxå is situated exactly 226 km from both those cities.

In the vicinity of the town Laxå lies the Porla Well. It iron rich water made it a popular spa between 1724 until 1939. Although not a spa, its water is sold in bottles with the brand "Porlavatten" and have been distributed nationwide since the 1920s.

On August 17, 2012, it was reported in Dagens Nyheter that Laxå is Sweden's poorest municipality and the only one in the country with a net debt.


  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. 

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