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Country  Sweden
Elevation  18 m
Area  4.21 km2

Knivsta is a locality and the seat of Knivsta Municipality, Uppsala County, Sweden with 7,081 inhabitants in 2010.


Map of Knivsta

Famous people

Famous residents of Knivsta include artist Carl Milles (born at Orby Gard Lagga, his father was Emil "mille" Andersson). Milless statue by the Lagga church represents angels playing at his mothers grave. Other famous residents include composer Emil Sjogren, and artist Olof Thunman, whom Knivstas largest school has been named after. Thunmans works include, for example, Vi ga over daggstankta berg. The sportsman Gosta "Knivsta" Sandberg is from Knivsta, and has played for the Swedish national league in bandy, football and ice hockey in the 1950s and 1960s. In later years, many ice hockey players from Knivsta IK have become successful players both in Sweden and abroad. Former child actress Julia Winter currently resides here with her family.


Today, there is a lot of sport in Knivstas clubs Knivsta IK, SK Vide, Lagga IF, Vassunda IF and Langhundra IF. These clubs, both old and new, have about 15-20 full-time jobs in the municipality. These clubs are active in handball, football, table tennis, skiing, bandy and many more. Other organised sport in Knivsta includes riding, judo, shooting, cycling, swimming and many more sports.

Squid agility trial in knivsta

Shejpa agility knivsta


Knivsta Beautiful Landscapes of Knivsta

The town sits on the Stockholm-Uppsala railway 48 km north from Stockholm and 18 km south from Uppsala, and has a station in the heart of the town.


Knivsta in the past, History of Knivsta

There originally was a timber industry in Knivsta. At the location of the former sawmill, there are plans (as of 2007) to erect new apartment and business buildings. Knivsta has a small centre, where there is a library, some banks, shops, restaurants, cafes and the Knivsta railway station. In nearby areas there is also a sport and swimming hall. The Knivsta Municipality is often thought as expansive, because of the frequent immigration, mostly to the nearby town of Alsike. Many residents commute to Uppsala, Stockholm, or Arlanda.

Knivsta in the past, History of Knivsta

Knivstas old church, or Saint Stephens Church, was built in the 14th century and is located south of the town centre.


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