Munktorp

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Munktorp
Munktorp church
Munktorp church
Munktorp is located in Västmanland
Munktorp
Munktorp
Munktorp is located in Sweden
Munktorp
Munktorp
Coordinates: 59°32′N 16°08′E / 59.533°N 16.133°E / 59.533; 16.133Coordinates: 59°32′N 16°08′E / 59.533°N 16.133°E / 59.533; 16.133
Country Sweden
Province Västmanland
County Västmanland County
Municipality Köping Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 0.83 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 455
 • Density 545/km2 (1,410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Munktorp is a locality situated in Köping Municipality, Västmanland County, Sweden with 455 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Munktorp is the site of the historic Munktorp Church (Munktorps kyrka). The church is associated with St. David of Munktorp (David av Munktorp), an Anglo-Saxon monk of the 11th century. The oldest parts of the church date back to his lifetime. Munktorp Church is seventy metres long, with a triple nave and high tower. The church contains a medieval font beaten from bronze and an ancient southern door made of oak. The ambo, a pulpit that also serves as a lectern, is incorporated into a pillar. There is also an ancient carving of St. David of Munktorp.[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. ^ Munktorp Church (Attractions in Köping)

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