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The railroad station around 1910
Avesta Krylbo railroad station in February 2009

Krylbo (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkryːlbʊ])[1] is a part of the town Avesta in Avesta Municipality, Dalarna County. It was a market town until it merged with the city of Avesta in 1966.

Krylbo is mostly known for being an important railway hub called Avesta-Krylbo. On July 19, 1941, a German train of five cars transporting ammunition exploded while standing at the Krylbo railway station. 24 people were injured.

Renowned former NHL (Detroit Red Wings) ice hockey player Nicklas Lidström was born in Krylbo.


  1. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 14.

Coordinates: 60°07′47″N 16°12′50″E / 60.12978°N 16.21378°E / 60.12978; 16.21378