Säter Municipality

Infobox_Kommun2
name=Säter
fullname=Säters kommun
isocode=
capital=Säter
governor=
county=Dalarna County
province=Dalarna
arearank=163rd
area=574
areapercent=x.x
population_as_of=2005
populationrank=x
population=10,980
populationpercent=x.x
populationdensity=19




location=60_21_N_15_45_E

Säter is one of the 290 municipalities of Sweden in Dalarna County, central Sweden. Its seat is in Säter.

The present municipality was created in 1971 with the amalgamation of the former "City of Säter" and two neighbouring municipalities.

Geography

Säter is known for the Säter Valley. It is abour 5 kilometers long and has a dense vegetaion and steeps. On its bottom the Ljuster River flows. The valley is popular for walking.

Sights

The Old Church of Stora Skedvi is one of Dalarna's oldest, with its oldest parts from the 13th century.

There are several remains from the province's mining history, such as the "Östra Silvberg's Mining Area" with a silver mining history traced to the 1480s with an adjacent cemetery and chapel. It was closed in the 19th century and the mine itself is today a water filled hole.

"Bispbergs gruva" was used for mining iron for over 600 years, until it was closed in 1967.

References

* [http://runeberg.org/nfch/0074.html article "Säter"] from Nordisk Familjebok (1919).

External links

* [http://www.sater.se Säter] - Official site


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