View from the Grönklitt mountain
|• Total||1,797.39 km2 (693.98 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,730.85 km2 (668.28 sq mi)|
|• Water||66.54 km2 (25.69 sq mi)|
|Area as of 1 January 2014.|
(31 December 2019)
|• Density||3.8/km2 (10.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
|Density is calculated using land area only.|
Orsa is one of a few municipalities in Sweden which has not been amalgamated, but retains its area from the time it was instituted as a municipal entity in 1863.
By the shores of Orsasjön the Orsa Camping was inaugurated in 1932. With a kilometer long sandy beach, it has received several awards for its quality and beauty, and is by some referred to as the Dalarna Riviera.
Nature sights include the Grönklitt mountain, that houses a notable bear park and skiing hill. The bear park is an enclosed area where not only bears but also wolves, lynx, siberian tigers and wolverines reside, and is the biggest bear park in northern Europe.
- Gustaf de Laval, 19th century inventor
- Orsa Spelmän, musicians/fiddlers
- Gunnar Myrdal, economist, politician, and Nobel laureate
- Kalle Moraeus, musician, TV personality
- Melker Jernberg, Melker Jernberg became President of Volvo Construction Equipment and Member of the Volvo Group Executive Board on January 1st, 2018
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- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Orsa Municipality – Official site
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