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Idre
Idre is located in Sweden
Idre
Coordinates: 61°51′24″N 12°43′00″E / 61.85667°N 12.7166667°E / 61.85667; 12.7166667Coordinates: 61°51′24″N 12°43′00″E / 61.85667°N 12.7166667°E / 61.85667; 12.7166667
Country Sweden
Province Dalarna
County Dalarna County
Municipality Älvdalen Municipality
Area [1]
 - Total 1.82 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Population (2005-12-31)[1]
 - Total 769
 - Density 423/km2 (1,095.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Idre is a locality and winter resort situated in Älvdalen Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden with 769 inhabitants in 2005.[1] It was also a historical parish and former municipality.

The two parishes Särna and Idre were originally part of Norway but were occupied by Swedish farmers in 1644. The 1645 Treaty of Brömsebro was ambiguous regarding the status of the parishes, but when the exact path of the border was to be decided in 1751 Norway accepted a border west of Idre and Särna.

In 1971 the three municipalities Särna, Idre (which itself had been split off from Särna in 1916) and Älvdalen were amalgamated to form the present municipality.

Österdal river near Idre.

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