Leksand

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Leksand
Central Leksand
Central Leksand
Leksand is located in Dalarna
Leksand
Leksand
Leksand is located in Sweden
Leksand
Leksand
Coordinates: 60°44′N 15°00′E / 60.733°N 15.000°E / 60.733; 15.000Coordinates: 60°44′N 15°00′E / 60.733°N 15.000°E / 60.733; 15.000
CountrySweden
ProvinceDalarna
CountyDalarna County
MunicipalityLeksand Municipality
Area
 • Total7.79 km2 (3.01 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total5,934
 • Density761/km2 (1,970/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Leksand (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈlɛ̂kːsand] (listen))[2] is a locality and the seat of Leksand Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 5,934 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Sport[edit]

Leksand is famous for the Leksands IF ice hockey team, who have won 4 Swedish Championships, although the team is currently facing problems in performance when playing and they have received less funds. Leksand is also home to the Leksands Baseball and Softball Club, the oldest and one of the more successful baseball clubs in Sweden, having won 20 national championships in baseball and 7 in softball. The club was founded in the late 1950s and currently has about 130 members.[3] Additionally, Leksand is home to the Baseball Academy Leksand, a Major League Baseball (MLB)-sponsored academy established in 2006.[3][4] The academy is part of a broader drive by MLB to develop European talent through a system of baseball academies across the continent, and is the only such academy in Sweden. As of March 2010, Baseball Academy Leksand comprised 22 Swedish players and was managed by Tony Klarberg.[5]

Climate[edit]

Leksand has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb). The influence of the Siljan lake is relatively minor on the local climate due to its modest size and freezing over every winter. However, some potential for lake-effect snow causing excessive accumulation is possible when there is open water. This resulted in a notable freak blizzard of the middle of May 2008 that left 30 centimetres (12 in) of snow on the ground.[6][7][8] Winters and springs are influenced by the inland position, with January being quite a bit colder than coastal areas to the east in Gävleborg but spring warming up sooner with a very low seasonal lag.

Climate data for Leksand 2002–2021 (extremes since 1963)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.1
(50.2)
11.4
(52.5)
16.7
(62.1)
22.9
(73.2)
29.9
(85.8)
32.8
(91.0)
32.1
(89.8)
33.5
(92.3)
25.2
(77.4)
21.2
(70.2)
14.6
(58.3)
11.4
(52.5)
33.5
(92.3)
Mean maximum °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
6.4
(43.5)
12.3
(54.1)
18.1
(64.6)
24.5
(76.1)
27.0
(80.6)
28.2
(82.8)
26.7
(80.1)
21.5
(70.7)
15.4
(59.7)
10.2
(50.4)
6.2
(43.2)
29.5
(85.1)
Average high °C (°F) −2.0
(28.4)
−0.7
(30.7)
4.4
(39.9)
10.7
(51.3)
16.0
(60.8)
20.4
(68.7)
22.5
(72.5)
20.5
(68.9)
15.7
(60.3)
8.6
(47.5)
3.3
(37.9)
−0.2
(31.6)
9.9
(49.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.3
(22.5)
−4.4
(24.1)
−0.5
(31.1)
5.0
(41.0)
10.2
(50.4)
14.6
(58.3)
17.0
(62.6)
16.4
(61.5)
11.1
(52.0)
5.5
(41.9)
0.7
(33.3)
−3.2
(26.2)
5.6
(42.1)
Average low °C (°F) −8.5
(16.7)
−8.0
(17.6)
−5.4
(22.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
4.3
(39.7)
8.8
(47.8)
11.4
(52.5)
10.3
(50.5)
6.5
(43.7)
1.4
(34.5)
−2.0
(28.4)
−6.1
(21.0)
1.0
(33.8)
Mean minimum °C (°F) −20.7
(−5.3)
−19.9
(−3.8)
−16.4
(2.5)
−7.6
(18.3)
−3.5
(25.7)
2.6
(36.7)
5.1
(41.2)
2.9
(37.2)
−1.0
(30.2)
−7.2
(19.0)
−11.5
(11.3)
−17.1
(1.2)
−23.5
(−10.3)
Record low °C (°F) −38.3
(−36.9)
−35.7
(−32.3)
−30.0
(−22.0)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−7.3
(18.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.7
(35.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
−5.9
(21.4)
−14.5
(5.9)
−22.2
(−8.0)
−32.4
(−26.3)
−38.3
(−36.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 39.0
(1.54)
27.9
(1.10)
27.2
(1.07)
25.7
(1.01)
60.3
(2.37)
77.7
(3.06)
87.5
(3.44)
76.4
(3.01)
42.7
(1.68)
57.4
(2.26)
43.5
(1.71)
39.1
(1.54)
604.4
(23.79)
Average extreme snow depth cm (inches) 24
(9.4)
32
(13)
26
(10)
10
(3.9)
2
(0.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
9
(3.5)
19
(7.5)
41
(16)
Source 1: SMHI Open Data for Leksand, precipitation[9]
Source 2: SMHI Open Data for Leksand, temperature[10]

Industry[edit]

Local industry in Leksand includes Leksandsbröd, a producer of traditional Swedish Crisp bread.[11]

Notable people[edit]

Sister cities[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 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 16.
  3. ^ a b "Startsida".
  4. ^ "MLB Academies Tournament under way, Complete Rosters « Mister Baseball". www.mister-baseball.com.
  5. ^ Pamphlet: 2010 MLB Academies Tournament. Major League Baseball, 2010.
  6. ^ "Snödjup och markytans tillstånd - Leksand" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Maj 2008 - Både sommarvärme och sent snöfall" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Snön vräker ned i delar av Dalarna" (in Swedish). Dalarnas Tidningar. 17 May 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Open Data for Leksand" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Open Data for Leksand" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Leksands Knäckebröd - familjetradition i sex generationer". www.leksandsbrod.se.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Leksand at Wikimedia Commons
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