Place:Älvkarleby, Uppsala, Sweden


Alt namesÄlvkarleby kommun
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Coordinates60.567°N 17.45°E
Located inUppsala, Sweden
Contained Places
Urban area
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Älvkarleby Municipality (Älvkarleby kommun) is a municipality in Uppsala County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Skutskär.

The municipality is one of few in the country which has not been amalgamated since it was created out of a parish when the first local government acts of Sweden were implemented in 1863.


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Not until late in the Bronze Age (10th century BC) did parts of what is now Älvkarleby begin to rise out of the Baltic Sea. Remains of settlements from that period has been found in the area. In the Early Iron Age (6th-12th century) the population began to grow and people supported themselves on farming, hunting, fishing and livestock. The first mention of Älvkarleby is found in documents from the early Middle Ages (13th century).

Älvkarleby was the hometown of the author Stig Dagerman.

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