Falun

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'''Falun''' ( ) is a city (Cities in Sweden) and the seat of Falun Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 37,291 inhabitants in 2010. It is also the capital of Dalarna County. Falun forms, together with Borlänge, a metropolitan area with close to 100,000 inhabitants. Falun was originally famous for its copper mine (Great Copper Mountain), and is today an important service and industrial city even


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taking place in Canmore (Canmore, Alberta). The games were held after the 1988 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck, the last time the two tournaments were not held in the same city. UNESCO has named the mining area of the Stora Kopparberg ("Great Copper Mountain") in Falun a World heritage site. Sweden In the 19th and early 20th centuries, most Swedish steam locomotives were manufactured in England. But later on, most steam locomotives were built

, Germany and Canada. Twin towns * Paide, Estonia History of Stora The Swedish copper mining company ''Stora Kopparberg'' ("great copper mountain (Great Copper Mountain)") in Falun was granted a charter from King Magnus IV of Sweden in 1347, although the first share (Share (finance)) in the company (granting the Bishop of Västerås 12.5% ownership) dates from 1288. Some claim


special character

of the copper was used to make a brownish red paint that has become hugely popular in Sweden. The archetypal image of idyllic Sweden somehow always seems to include a Falu red wooden cottage with white corners. The Falu sausage, thick and ring-shaped, is one of few food products protected by the EU through a "certificate of special character" which states what ingredients must be in a Falu Sausage. The sausage was originally made by meat from the thousands of oxen whose hides were used to make


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At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1993 in Falun, Sweden, the ski jumping team competed as a combined Czech Republic-Slovakia team in the team large hill event, winning a silver. The team had been selected prior to the dissolution. Jaroslav Sakala won two medals in the individual hill events for the Czech Republic at those games along with his silver in the team event. The crowning moment of Sarajevo’s time in Socialist Yugoslavia was the 1984 Winter Olympics. Sarajevo beat

birthday. At Falun in 1993, he won a bronze medal in the 15 km individual event. Additionally, Elden won two medals in the 3 x 10 km team event at the Nordic skiing world championships with a gold in 1989 and a silver in 1993. Elden also won the Nordic combined event twice at the Holmenkollen ski festival (1989, 1991). At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1993 in Falun, he won gold medals both in the team large hill and the individual large hill events. In the 1993-94 season, he won the Four Hills Tournament. He won gold and silver medals at the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer, and won a silver medal at the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 1994 in Planica. Bredesen twice beat the world ski flying record with jumps of 209 meters (1994) and 210 meters (1997). birth_date Dmoz:Regional Europe Sweden Dalarna County Localities Falun Commons:Category:Falun


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Stöver (1974) (#Stöver), p. 141. Once again, Linnaeus found a patron; he became acquainted with Count Carl Gustav Tessin (Carl Gustav Tessin), who helped him get work as a physician at the Admiralty. Stöver (1974) (#Stöver), pp. 146–147. Koerner (1999) (#Koerner), p. 16. During this time in Stockholm, Linnaeus helped found the Royal Swedish Academy of Science; he became the first Praeses in the academy by drawing of lots. Koerner (1999) (#Koerner), pp. 103–105. File:Stora Kopparberg 1288.jpg thumb 1 8 share of the Stora


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of Kristine Kyrka (Kristine Church, Falun) from which one could view the entire low built city. Egnellska Huset was built in 1903 and was designed by Falun's first city architect, Klas Boman (:sv:Klas Boman). The building functioned as a modern residential building. The building was initially a light yellow color and then later recolored in a more bright yellow color. After two separate fires in 2007 and 2008, the building was restored to its original appearance. Falugatan is a street in Falun and has since the 15th century functioned as a connection between eastern and western Falun. Thanks to its location by the river, this site became an important commerce site for city. When Falun, officially became a city, in 1641, it was this street that named the city to Falun. The street kept it appearance up until the 1960s when Falun was modernized architectural. During the 1960', four of the five 18th century buildings were demolished and today, the Körsnerska Huset is the only one remaining in its original appearance. Centralpalatset is a building located on Stora Torget (:sv:Stora torget, Falun) in Falun and is a monumental building, decorated in Art Nouveau. It was built between 1895-1896 and was designed by the local architect Ferdinand Boberg. The author Selma Lagerlöf lived in the building, and it was here she wrote The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. In 1947, the initial balconies were removed and in 1955 the whole building was facing a renovation where the facade was redesigned and the whole house scaled down, making it shorter and flatter Wiklunds Glas was a building on Åsgatan in Falun and was designed in a combination between Art Nouveau and Renaissance in the Low Countries. The building was designed by the Architect J.Wernfeldt and functioned as a location for a glass company. The building was demolished in 1971 when Falun was modernized. Geislerska Huset was built sometime between 1765 and 1768 by Eric Geisler. The building was built by a technique which later became referred to as Eric Geisler Technique. It was the oldest building in the world built with copper slag stone. The building was demolished in 1977 and on the site today is an office building. Rådhuset (Town Hall) is located on Stora Torget (:sv:Stora torget, Falun) in Falun. Was built between 1649 and 1653, initially as a one floor building, but in the 1960s a second floor was added onto the building. In 1761, the building was destroyed in a fire, but was quickly rebuilt and is still, today, standing on the same site. Varmbadhuset a community swimming pool facility in Falun. It was designed in a National Romantic Style (National Romantic style) by the city architect Klas Boman (:sv:Klas Boman) and built in 1911. In the 1960s a sport center was planned out for Falun and Varmbadhuset lost its importance and faced demolition in 1974, despite strong protests from the residents in Falun. On the site today is the police station. In 1961, an architectural competition was organized in Falun. The neighborhood (Falan) between the western side of Stora Torget (:sv:Stora torget, Falun) and Faluån was to be modernized. The competition was won by Uhlin och Malms Arkitektkontor in Stockholm. The final design was built in 1968 with two buildings along the western side of the Plaza. Since 1968, the buildings have been rebuilt many times. Dmoz:Regional Europe Sweden Dalarna County Localities Falun Commons:Category:Falun


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At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1993 in Falun, Sweden, the ski jumping team competed as a combined Czech Republic-Slovakia team in the team large hill event, winning a silver. The team had been selected prior to the dissolution. Jaroslav Sakala won two medals in the individual hill events for the Czech Republic at those games along with his silver in the team event. The crowning moment of Sarajevo’s time in Socialist Yugoslavia was the 1984 Winter Olympics. Sarajevo beat


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up until about 1870. In 1875 a railway between Falun and Ludvika, via Borlänge was inaugurated and at the same time the construction of ''Domnarfvets Jernverk'', the ironworks of neighbouring village Domnarvet, had started. Thanks to its railway station the village of Borlänge became highly important in servicing the ironworks. 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


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York Huntington , New York, U.S. (United States), Kallur is now a resident of Falun, Dalarnas län, and trains with Falu IK. Her twin sister Jenny (Jenny Kallur), who is 4 minutes older, is also a 100 m hurdler. They are daughters of the ice hockey player Anders Kallur, who won four Stanley Cup championships with the New York Islanders, and his wife Lisa. background group_or_band origin Falun, Sweden genre

Power metal, heavy metal (Heavy metal music) '''Sabaton''' is a Grammis-nominated power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are those of historical wars. This is heard in albums ''Primo Victoria'', ''Attero Dominatus'' and ''Coat of Arms (Coat of Arms (album))'' where all of the songs, except final tracks, take inspiration from historical battles or war. Lyrical content drawn from World War II and World War I

Falun

'''Falun''' ( ) is a city (Cities in Sweden) and the seat of Falun Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 37,291 inhabitants in 2010. It is also the capital of Dalarna County. Falun forms, together with Borlänge, a metropolitan area with close to 100,000 inhabitants.

Falun was originally famous for its copper mine (Great Copper Mountain), and is today an important service and industrial city even though the mine is closed (since 1992).

Faluån is a river, floating through the city, separating it into two sides. Falu copper mine is located on one of the sides which during many centuries was one of Sweden's main business. This side of the river was usually called "the mining side", where not many plants grew due to the toxic smoke which contaminated the soil. On the other side of the river, where the smoke did not reach, sets a large number of beautiful, large villas, which made this side to be called "the delightful side". The center of Falun consist of classical pedestrian streets with small shops. in 1998, the city reclaimed the award of "the city center of the year" in Sweden.

The year 2001, the city, the copper mine and mining areas of Falun were added to the list of world heritage sites by the United Nations, which means that the city is worth preserving, as it is considered to be of interest for all of humanity. Dalarna University, with its 18 000 students, has a campus located in Falun - close to the national ski stadium where the ski world championship has taken place a number of times. In 2015, Falun will host the world championship again.

Known trademarks from Falun are Falu rödfärg, Falu rågrut, Falu ättika and Falukorv.

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