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Central Leksand
Central Leksand
Leksand is located in Dalarna
Leksand is located in Sweden
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
CountyDalarna County
MunicipalityLeksand Municipality
 • Total7.79 km2 (3.01 sq mi)
 (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] (About this soundlisten))[2] is a locality and the seat of Leksand Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 5,934 inhabitants in 2010.[1]


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]


Local industry in Leksand includes Leksandsbröd, a producer of traditional Swedish Crisp bread.[6]

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  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. ^ 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. ^ "Leksands Knäckebröd - familjetradition i sex generationer". www.leksandsbrod.se.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Leksand at Wikimedia Commons
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