Vingåker

Vingåker (pronunciation) is a locality and the seat of Vingåker Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 4,282 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is located 50 kilometres (31 mi) by road from the nearest larger city Örebro and 80 kilometres (50 mi) north-west of county seat Nyköping.

Vingåker
Vingåker railway station
Vingåker
Vingåker
Coordinates: 59°02′N 15°52′E
CountrySweden
ProvinceSödermanland
CountySödermanland County
MunicipalityVingåker Municipality
Area
  Total3.87 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
  Total4,282
  Density1,107/km2 (2,870/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ClimateDfb

It was partly built in the English garden of Säfstaholm, a large estate which until 1855 was home to philanthropist and art collector Gustaf Trolle-Bonde. The estate is nowadays owned by the municipality and contains an art museum with yearly exhibitions during the summer.

The town's expansion began in 1862 when a railway station was opened along the western main line (Västra Stambanan, which runs from Stockholm to Gothenburg). The station remained in operation until 1971, but reopened in 2003.

The town is the birthplace of Gunnar Helén, former chairman of the Liberal Party, and former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson.

A transit center for refugees from Norway during World War II was located in the manor of Kjesäter[2], now a public high school.

References

  1. "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.
  2. NRK Radio | Museum "Norsk flyktningeleir i Sverige", NRK, 16 December 2017. Retrieved on 5 May 2019.


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