What is Falun known for?

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-4PM Go next thumb 200px Carl Larsson's home, as portrayed by the artist himself in 1894. (Image:CarlLarsson DasSonnenhaus 1890.jpg) * In '''Sundborn''', 10 kilometers outside Falun, you'll find '''Carl Larsson-gården'''. The 19th century home of national painter Carl Larsson is very popular among tourists, and the house and its surroundings is what inspired the famous painter as he created idyllic images that have come to symbolize Sweden. Guided tours are available


, 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

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Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 in Thunder Bay and at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano *'''48 (Swedish national road 48)''', Slättäng – Mariestad — current National road 26 (Swedish national road 26) *'''60 (Swedish national road 60)''', Örebro – Falun — current National road 50 (Swedish national road 50) *'''64 (Swedish national road 64)''', Hassle – Mora (Mora (locality)) — current National road 26 (Swedish national road 26) - 1985

international history

and maybe an early sign of the crisis of the 13th century. Gütersloh (Germany) Planning of the Lillehamer bid started in 1981, following Falun, Sweden's failed bid

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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

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of Sweden. This small wooden horse has been carved since the 17th century. It is usually orange or blue and decorated with ''kurbits painting'', a symmetrical type of decoration. If you want a genuine one, expect to pay at least SEK 100 for the smallest kind. If the Dala Horse feels too mainstream and you want a symbol of the town of Falun rather than a symbol of Dalarna, look for a '''Falu Maiden'''. This lady is far from the fame of the Dala Horse and is not as easy to find in the shops. Look

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2007-06-22 : *Borlänge (Borlänge Municipality) Falun - Borlänge Airport *Gothenburg - Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport '''Gahnite''', ZnAl 2 O 4 , is a rare mineral belonging to the spinel group. It forms octahedral crystals which may be green, blue, yellow, brown or grey. It occurs in Falun, Sweden where it is found in pegmatites and skarns, contact metamorphic rocks. Other occurrences include

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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

architectural history

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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'''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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