and Kumla Municipality
|• Total||8.19 km2 (3.16 sq mi)|
(31 December 2010)
|• Density||870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
This settlement grew up around a railway junction, and is these days primarily known as a place where you have to change trains. The railway station is oversized for the town's own needs. Hallsberg was declared a municipalsamhälle (a type of borough within its municipality) in 1883 and got the title of a market town (köping) in 1908. Since 1971 it is instead the seat of the enlarged Hallsberg Municipality.
Hallsberg is famous for its huge classification yard and for the large train station. The reason for this is that railways (from practically all cardinal directions) to and from Stockholm, Gothenburg, Mjölby, Örebro and Karlstad join here. Among the more important is the Västra stambanan ("western main line"). As the railways were built, Hallsberg grew up around it.
A sight in the Hallsberg is the Bergööska House, built in the 1880s. It was drawn by the architect Ferdinand Boberg, and contains wall-paintings by Carl Larsson, depicting the Bergöö family and other well-known people of Hallsberg.
Hallsberg has three twin towns.
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- "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.