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Birka
Birka Ansgar 2008.jpg
Ansgars Cross in Birka
LocationEkerö Municipality, Swaden
Coordinates59°20′10.36″N 17°32′43.68″E / 59.3362111°N 17.5454667°E / 59.3362111; 17.5454667Coordinates: 59°20′10.36″N 17°32′43.68″E / 59.3362111°N 17.5454667°E / 59.3362111; 17.5454667
History
Foondit8t century
Abandoned10t century
PeriodsViking Age
Offeecial nameBirka an Hovgården
TeepCultural
Criteriaiii, iv
Designatit1993 (17t session)
Reference no.555
State PairtySwaden
RegionEurope an North Americae

Durin the Viking Age, Birka Aboot this soondlisten  (Birca in medieval sources), on the island o Björkö (leeterally: "Birch Island") in Swaden, wis an important tradin center which handled guids frae Scandinavie as well as Central an Eastren Europe an the Orient.