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Örbyhus is a locality situated in Tierp Municipality, Uppsala County, Sweden with 1,984 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Örbyhus
Örbyhus is located in Uppsala
Örbyhus
Örbyhus
Örbyhus is located in Sweden
Örbyhus
Örbyhus
Coordinates: 60°13′36″N 17°42′17″E / 60.22667°N 17.70472°E / 60.22667; 17.70472Coordinates: 60°13′36″N 17°42′17″E / 60.22667°N 17.70472°E / 60.22667; 17.70472
CountrySweden
ProvinceUppland
CountyUppsala County
MunicipalityTierp Municipality
Area
 • Total1.58 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total1,984
 • Density1,256/km2 (3,250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Örbyhus Castle, located a few kilometers from the village, is where king Eric XIV of Sweden was imprisoned until his death from arsenic poisoning on 26 February 1577.

HistoryEdit

Libbarbo was a farm property located south of what is now Örbyhus, dating back to the 13th century. In the 1820s Libbarbo was a large farm with a number of buildings as well as a croft for a croft soldier.

In 1874, a railway station on the new railroad which connected Stockholm with Gävle was built, and formed the nucleus of the new village Örbyhus. The politician Balzar von Platen (son of the naval officer Balzar von Platen, who constructed Göta Canal) was Count of Örbyhus Castle at the time, and he may have influenced the placement of the station.

Several factories and other industries were built in Örbyhus in the early 20th century: a steam sawmill, two bed factories, and a manufacturer of harrows and other farm equipment. Bröderna Larssons Snickeri- & Skidfabrik, a ski manufacturer which also made garden furniture, kick sleds and toboggans, was built in 1905, and Örbyhus also had two textile factories in the first half of the 20th century.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "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.