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Säffle is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 59°08′N 12°56′E / 59.133°N 12.933°E / 59.133; 12.933
CoontyVärmland Coonty
MunicipalitySäffle Municipality
 • Total7.35 km2 (2.84 sq mi)
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total8,991
 • Density1223/km2 (3,170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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

Säffle is kent for bein 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 biggit in 1837, allouin boats tae safely bypass a section o turbulent watter an rapids in the Byälven river.

In 1879 the railwey came tae the ceety. In 1882 Säffle haed a population o 700 indwallers. The day, Säffle municipality haes 16,077 indwallers (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] Archived 2012-03-19 at the Wayback Machine

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  1. a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swadish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived frae the original on 10 Januar 2012. Retrieved 10 Januar 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
Säffle is ane o 133 places wi the historical ceety status in Swaden.