Avesta kommun

Avesta Municipality

Not to be confused with Alvesta Municipality in southern Sweden.
Avesta Municipality (Avesta kommun) is one of 290 municipalities of Sweden. It is in Dalarna County, in central part of the country, and its seat is in the town Avesta.

The municipality in its present size was created in 1967 when the four surrounding municipalities were joined with the then City of Avesta. In 1971 it became a municipality of unitary type.

Avesta borders to the municipalities of:

Sports

Speedway: 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. Tony Rickardsson was born in Avesta. He is considered one of the most successful speedway riders of our time.
Football: Avesta AIK, Krylbo IF
Table tennis: IK Juno
Ladies' handball: Avesta Brovallen HF
Ice hockey: Avesta BK

Localities

Notability

Near the town Avesta is a park of European bison.

The city is today mostly notable for its steel mill owned by the Finnish company, Outokumpu.

The largest Dalacarcian Horse (Dalahäst) in the world is located in Avesta. It is 13 meters tall and weighs 67 tons.

Notable natives

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