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Hedemora is the oldest locality and the seat of Hedemora Municipality in Dalarna County,
Sweden, with 7,279 inhabitants
Despite its small population, Hedemora is for historical reasons
normally still referred to as a city. Statistics
Sweden, however, only counts localities
with more than 10,000 inhabitants as cities.
comes from Hedemora, as well as Kerstin Thorborg, Martin Matsbo, Bertil Norman and
Ulf Stenlund. The
from Hedemora Diesel can be found in HMS Orion as well as in the Collins class submarines in the
Navy Submarine Service.
The town Hedemora was chartered in 1446, which means it is the oldest
and only medieval town in Dalarna. The centre of Hedemora consists of
many old buildings, often built of wood.
In 1754 and 1849 the town was severely hit by fire. The fire in
1754 destroyed 90 out of the 110 house lots in the town, including
all the grain storages. However, the massive destruction made it
possible to modernize the town structure, with straighter blocks
Hedemora held Gustav I of Sweden's first mint, in use