Flen (local pronunciation Flén) is a locality and the seat of Flen Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 6,229 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Flen railway station
Flen railway station
Coat of arms of Flen
Coat of arms
Flen is located in Södermanland
Flen is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 59°03′N 16°35′E / 59.050°N 16.583°E / 59.050; 16.583Coordinates: 59°03′N 16°35′E / 59.050°N 16.583°E / 59.050; 16.583
CountySödermanland County
MunicipalityFlen Municipality
 • Total4.45 km2 (1.72 sq mi)
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total6,229
 • Density1,400/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Flen evolved as a railway junction and got the title of a city in 1949. Since 1971 it is the seat of the much larger Flen Municipality.

Other things which made Flen famous is "Violen från Flen", a song written by Ulf Peder Olrog in the 1940s. The town also plays an important role in "Du ringde från Flen", 1992 dansband song by Grönwalls. The town is also mentioned in the Kent songs "Flen/Paris" on the 2005 EP The hjärta & smärta EP and "Ensam lång väg hem" on the 2010 album En plats i solen.

Flen is also famous for having the world's northernmost vineyard, in Blacksta.[citation needed]


  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 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.