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Säffle
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Säffle is located in Sweden
Säffle
Säffle
Coordinates: 59°08′N 12°56′E / 59.133°N 12.933°E / 59.133; 12.933
Kintra Swaden
Province Värmland
Coonty Värmland Coonty
Municipality Säffle Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 7.35 km2 (2.84 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 8,991
 • Density 1,223/km2 (3,170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Säffle (Swadish pronunciation: [sɛfle]) is a locality an the seat o Säffle Municipality, Värmland Coonty, Swaden wi 8,991 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Säffle is kent for being the last place in Swaden formally gettin the title o a Ceety in 1951. This status wis abolished in 1971. It is nou the seat o the hintle lairger Säffle Municipality.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Säffle stairtit tae grow richt efter a canal wis built in 1837, allouin boats tae safely bypass a section o turbulent watter an rapids in the Byälven river.

In 1879 the railroad came tae the ceety. In 1882 Säffle haed a population o 700 inhabitants. The day, Säffle municipality haes 16,077 inhabitants (1 Januar 2005).

Accordin tae legend, the Viking Olof Trätälja settled doun an livit in Säffle. Streets, kirks, an a lot o ither places are namit efter him.

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Maist pairts o the Kanal 5 reality series Lite sällskap, hostit bi Swadish comedians Filip Hammar an Fredrik Wikingsson wur recordit in Säffle. [1]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
Murkrona.svg Säffle is ane o 133 places wi the historical ceety status in Swaden.