Skultuna

Skultuna (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈskɵ̂lːˌtʉːna])[2] is a locality situated in Västerås Municipality, Västmanland County, Sweden with 3,133 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Skultuna
Skultuna bruk
Skultuna bruk
Skultuna is located in Västmanland
Skultuna
Skultuna
Skultuna is located in Sweden
Skultuna
Skultuna
Coordinates: 59°43′N 16°25′E / 59.717°N 16.417°E / 59.717; 16.417Coordinates: 59°43′N 16°25′E / 59.717°N 16.417°E / 59.717; 16.417
CountrySweden
ProvinceVästmanland
CountyVästmanland County
MunicipalityVästerås Municipality
Area
 • Total2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total3,133
 • Density1,470/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Skultuna has some of Sweden's oldest industrial sites (including an early 17th-century brassworks, Skultuna Messingsbruk) as well as two runestones.

Skultuna was also the birthplace of:

  • Julia Nyberg (1784-1854), author and songwriter
  • Esbjörn Svensson (1964-2008), pianist, composer, and band leader
  • Magnus Öström[3] (born 3 May 1965), drummer, composer, and band leader. Svennson and Öström were childhood friends who formed their first band in Skultuna.[4]

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. 22.
  3. ^ "Home - Magnus Öström - Parachute". www.magnusostrom.com.
  4. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 1 Nov 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Skultuna at Wikimedia Commons