Avesta Municipality

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Avesta is a Municipality in Dalarna County, in central Sweden. The municipality covers an area of 615.0 km². Of the total population of 22,735, 11,179 are male, and 11,196 are female. The population density of the community is 36 inhabitants per km².

Note: Not to be confused with the municipality of Alvesta.

The city of Avesta received partial privileges in 1641 as a town under the city of Falun. However they were withdrawn in 1688 due to criticism and rough competition from its neighbour towns and did not retrieve them until 1919. Today the city has a population of 16,070 (1996). The city's southern part Krylbo is an important railroad junction between the Hallsberg - Avesta (Krylbo) and the Avesta (Krylbo) - Mora lines. The city is mostly famous for its steel mill owned by the Avesta-Sheffield company.

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.

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