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Hedemora
Hedemora is located in Sweden
Hedemora
Coordinates: 60°17′N 15°59′E / 60.283°N 15.983°E / 60.283; 15.983Coordinates: 60°17′N 15°59′E / 60.283°N 15.983°E / 60.283; 15.983
Country Sweden
Province Dalarna
County Dalarna County
Municipality Hedemora Municipality
Area [1]
 - Total 6.08 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Population (2005-12-31)[1]
 - Total 7,279
 - Density 1,196/km2 (3,097.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Hedemora is the oldest locality and the seat of Hedemora Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 7,279 inhabitants in 2005.[1]

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.

Jonas Nilsson comes from Hedemora, as well as Kerstin Thorborg, Martin Matsbo, Bertil Norman and Ulf Stenlund. The diesel engines from Hedemora Diesel can be found in HMS Orion as well as in the Collins class submarines in the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Service.

History

Hedemora around 1700, in the work Suecia antiqua et hodierna.

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 and streets.

Hedemora held Gustav I of Sweden's first mint, in use 1521–1524.

References

Murkrona.svg Hedemora is one of 133 places with the historical city status in Sweden.

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