Ludvika (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈlɵ̂dːˌviːka])[2] is a bimunicipal city and the seat of Ludvika Municipality, Dalarna County within the country of Sweden, with 14,498 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Ludvika
Ludvika Town Hall
Ludvika Town Hall
Official logo of Ludvika
Ludvika is located in Dalarna
Ludvika
Ludvika
Ludvika is located in Sweden
Ludvika
Ludvika
Coordinates: 60°08′N 15°11′E / 60.133°N 15.183°E / 60.133; 15.183Coordinates: 60°08′N 15°11′E / 60.133°N 15.183°E / 60.133; 15.183
CountrySweden
ProvinceDalarna
CountyDalarna County
MunicipalityLudvika Municipality and
Smedjebacken Municipality
Area
 • Total11 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total14,498
 • Density1,318/km2 (3,410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

OverviewEdit

The conurbation of Ludvika extends over the border of Smedjebacken Municipality, where about 400 inhabitants live.

Ludvika is situated by Lake Väsman in the south-east part of the municipality.

Population of Ludvika as of 2005 distributed by municipalities:

Municipality Population
in Ludvika
Other
urban
areas
Other Total % of
municipality
population
Ludvika 13.726 9,234 3,232 26,450 52.87
Smedjebacken 392 7,595 3,577 11,598 3.67
Total 14,018 16,829 6,809 38,048 37.87

EconomyEdit

A major employer in Ludvika is the power engineering conglomerate ABB, whose activities in the town include power transformers, capacitors, ac breakers and equipment for high-voltage direct current power transmission.

Notable nativesEdit

SportsEdit

The following sports clubs are located in Ludvika:

SchoolsEdit

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.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 16.