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Björklinge

Björklinge

Björklinge is a village in Uppsala Municipality, located about 20 km north of Uppsala, Sweden. Population 3,186 (2005 census). The name, written as Birklinge, was used for the parish as early as 1314, and Viking graves have been found in the area.

Björklinge is situated on a glacial ridge next to lake Långsjön. European route E4 passed through the village until the new motorway east of Björklinge was opened for traffic on October 17, 2007.

Björklinge church, which was first built in the early 14th century and re-built in the 17th century, is in the centre of the village.

The spelman Anders Ljungqvist, called "Gås-Anders" (Anders of the geese), lived in Björklinge most of his life. There is a statue of him, created by the artist Bror Hjorth, standing next to the church. Bror Hjorth had a summer cottage by Långsjön.

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