Place:Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden


Alt namesSkinnskattebergs kommun
Skinnskattebergsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates59.833°N 15.717°E
Located inVästmanland, Sweden
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Skinnskatteberg Municipality (Skinnskattebergs kommun) is a municipality in Västmanland County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Skinnskatteberg.

In 1952 a new greater municipality was created when "old" Skinskatteberg was merged with Gunnilbo and Hed. The next subdivision reform of 1971 did not affect this entity.


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The area was known as Skinnsäckeberg in the medieval age, which translates to "Skinsack mountain", perhaps referring to skinsacks used to carry material up to the mountains, but no one known for sure.

The area, located within the Mining district of Central Sweden (Bergslagen) was a mining district since the 14th century, mostly for iron, but copper was also mined for.

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