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Filipstad

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Country  Sweden
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Area  6.54 km²
Local time  Saturday 6:19 PM
Municipality  Filipstad Municipality
Climate  Dfb
Population  6,022 (31 Dec 2010)
Province  Värmland County
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Weather  3°C, Wind S at 6 km/h, 56% Humidity

Filipstad is a locality and the seat of Filipstad Municipality, Värmland County, Sweden, with 6,022 inhabitants in 2010.

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Map of Filipstad, Sweden

Filipstad was granted city privileges in 1611 by Charles IX of Sweden, who named it after his son Duke Carl Philip (1601–1622; younger brother of Gustavus Adolphus).

After a major fire destroyed forest and town in 1694, Filipstad lost its privileges, as it was believed the remaining forest would not be sustainable if the town were to be rebuilt. In 1835 the rights were regranted. The local government acts of 1862 made the very privileges obsolete, but the title stad (city) remained in use until the municipal reform of 1971. Since then Filipstad is the seat of the larger Filipstad Municipality. Filipstad is, despite its small population, for historical reasons, normally still referred to as a city. Statistics Sweden, however, only counts localities with more than 10,000 inhabitants as cities.

At Filipstad, there is Klockarhöjdenmasten, a 330 metres tall guyed mast used for FM/TV-broadcasting.

Wasabröd, the largest crisp bread manufacturer in the world, has one of its two factories in Filipstad, the other being in Celle, Germany.

Notable natives

  • Nils Ferlin, poet
  • John Ericsson, inventor
  • Nils Ericsson, engineer
  • Magnus Norman, tennis player
  • Edvin Kallstenius, composer
  • References

    Filipstad Wikipedia


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