Los, Sweden

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Los
Los seen from the site of the former Los cobalt mine.
Los seen from the site of the former Los cobalt mine.
Los is located in Sweden Gävleborg
Los
Los
Los is located in Sweden
Los
Los
Coordinates: 61°44′N 15°10′E / 61.733°N 15.167°E / 61.733; 15.167Coordinates: 61°44′N 15°10′E / 61.733°N 15.167°E / 61.733; 15.167
Country Sweden
Province Hälsingland
County Gävleborg County
Municipality Ljusdal Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 1.61 km2 (0.62 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 387
 • Density 241/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Los is a locality situated in Ljusdal Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden with 387 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

The village is known for its 18th-century cobalt mine, where Axel Fredrik Cronstedt discovered the chemical element of nickel in 1751. Today, the mine is a tourist attraction.

An 8-kilometre-wide crater on Mars was officially named after this village in 1979. The crater is located at 35.4°N and 76.3°W on the Martian surface.[2]

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. 
  2. ^ "Mars Nomenclature: Crater, craters". Astrogeology Research Program. Retrieved 27 August 2008.