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Encyclopedia > Avesta Municipality
Avesta Municipality (Kommun)
Avesta Municipality in Dalarna
Avesta in Dalarna
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Municipal facts
Seat Avesta:
60° 09´ N 16° 12´ E
County Dalarna County
Province Dalarna
Area
Rank
616 km²
153rd of 290
Population
Rank
(2005)
22,102
x of 290
Density 36/km²
This page deals with both Avesta Municipality and the urban area (tätort) Avesta

Avesta Municipality is a Municipality in Dalarna, in central Sweden. Its seat is in Avesta with a population of 15,000. Image File history File links Svcmap_dalarna. ... Image File history File links Avesta_kommun_2. ... The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in Sweden. ... There are 290 municipalities in Sweden. ... Image File history File links Avesta. ... A county, or län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden. ... Dalarna County, or Dalarnas län is a County or län in middle Sweden. ... The provinces or landskap were the subdivisions of Sweden until 1634, when they were replaced by the counties of Sweden (län). ... (help· info) is a historical province or landskap in central Sweden. ... This is a listing of the municipalities of Sweden by the land area as of 2005. ... This is a listing of the municipalities of Sweden by the land area as of 2005. ... This is a listing of the municipalities of Sweden by the population size as of 2005. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This is a listing of the municipalities of Sweden by the population density using the land area, as of 2005. ... The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in Sweden. ... (help· info) is a historical province or landskap in central Sweden. ...


The name is first found in 1303 as "Aghastadhum". Aghe (pronounced "ave") is of similar origin as the word å, meaning stream, in this case the Avestadfors, a tributary of the Dalecarlia River. Stadhum is of similar origin as stead, or farm. Ã…, or Ã¥, is a letter, representing a vowel, in the Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Walloon, Chamorro, Istro-Romanian language and Finnish alphabets. ... A running stream. ... A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ... Dalälvens position The Dal River (or Dalälven in Swedish) is a river in central Sweden that flows from the north of Dalarna and runs into the sea in northern Uppland. ... A Kindred is the most prevalent form of Ásatrú group in the United States. ...

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History

The Avestadfors settlement, cirka 1700, in Suecia antiqua et hodierna.
The Avestadfors settlement, cirka 1700, in Suecia antiqua et hodierna.

In the Scandinavian middle ages there was a blast furnace at the location. In 1636 the construction of a giant copper mine was initiated near the Avestadfors. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2611x1029, 753 KB) Probably the town now known as w:Avesta in Sweden Engraving made sometime between 1690-1710 Scanned by me from Erik Dahlberg, Svecia Antiqua et Hodierna, facsimile, 1983 256 color black&white jpg. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2611x1029, 753 KB) Probably the town now known as w:Avesta in Sweden Engraving made sometime between 1690-1710 Scanned by me from Erik Dahlberg, Svecia Antiqua et Hodierna, facsimile, 1983 256 color black&white jpg. ... The title page Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna, or Ancient and Modern Sweden, is the title of a large work of engravings, collected by Erik Dahlberg in the middle of the 17th century. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Blast furnace diagram A blast furnace is a type of furnace for smelting metal ore. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic brown Atomic mass 63. ...


The town Avesta received partial privileges in 1641 as a town under the city of Falun, and in 1644 a copper mint was built. However, the privileges were withdrawn in 1688 due to complains of competition from its neighbour, mainly Falun. Copper coins were continued to be minted until 1831, and the copper works was in function until 1869. For the spiritual practise, see Falun Gong Falun is a city in central Sweden, in the province of Dalarna at 60°36´N 15°37´E. The town has about 35,000 inhabitants. ... For the spiritual practise, see Falun Gong Falun is a city in central Sweden, in the province of Dalarna at 60°36´N 15°37´E. The town has about 35,000 inhabitants. ...


Full city rights were regranted in 1919. The designated coat of arms depict the signs for copper and iron. Historically, the city status in Sweden, or stad, was granted through a Royal Charter. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic brown Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Atomic mass 55. ...


Geography

The town is located by the Dalecarlia River (Dalälven). Dalälvens position The Dal River (or Dalälven in Swedish) is a river in central Sweden that flows from the north of Dalarna and runs into the sea in northern Uppland. ...


Avesta borders to the municipalities of:

Hedemora is a Municipality in Dalarna County, in central Sweden. ... Hofors is a Municipality in Gävleborg County, in east central Sweden. ... Sandviken is a Municipality in Gävleborg County, in east central Sweden. ... Gävleborg County, or Gävleborgs län, is a County or län on the Baltic Sea coast of Sweden. ... Norberg is a Municipality in Västmanland County, in central Sweden. ... Sala is a municipality in Västmanland County, in central Sweden. ... Västmanland County or Västmanlands län, is a county or län in central Sweden. ...

Municipal towns

  • Avesta
  • Krylbo - an important railway junction that has successfully been incorporated with the town Avesta.
  • Horndal
  • Fors

Krylbo is a small Swedish town in the Avesta Municipality in Dalarna. ...

Notability

Near the town Avesta is a park of European bison. Binomial name Bison bonasus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Wisent (pronounced vE-zent) is the European bison, species Bison bonasus. ...


The most successful sport team in Avesta is their speedway team Masarna, translating to "the men of Dalecarlia", competing in the highest division in Sweden. Dalecarlia, or Dalarna, is a historical Province or landskap in the west of middle Sweden. ...


The city is today mostly notable for its steel mill owned by the Finnish company, Outokumpu. // General Outokumpu is a group of companies headquartered in Espoo, Finland, aimed at stainless steel and technology. ...


Sometimes confused with

Alvesta is a Municipality in the Kronoberg County and the Sweden. ...

External links

  • Avesta - Official site


Dalarna County
Avesta | Borlänge | Falun | Gagnef | Hedemora | Leksand | Ludvika | Malung | Mora | Orsa | Rättvik | Smedjebacken | Säter | Vansbro | Älvdalen
Counties of Sweden | Sweden

Avesta Municipality is one of 134 towns with the historical City status in Sweden.


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Avesta Municipality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (308 words)
Avesta Municipality is a Municipality in Dalarna, in central Sweden.
The town Avesta received partial privileges in 1641 as a town under the city of Falun, and in 1644 a copper mint was built.
Avesta Municipality is one of 134 towns with the historical City status in Sweden.
Avesta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2094 words)
The Avesta, as used today, is essentially the result of that revision, although important sections of the text have been lost since then, especially after the fall of the Persian empire, after which Zoroastrianism was supplanted by Islam.
Several Avesta manuscripts were collected by Rasmus Rask on a visit to Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1820, and it was Rask's examination of the Avestan language that first established that the texts must indeed be the remnants of a much larger literature of sacred texts of ancient Persia and Bactria (Ta-Hsia).
In contrast, the texts of the Avesta proper remained sacrosanct and continued to be recited in Avestan - which was considered a sacred language.
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