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Kommun
(commune)

Värmland

Filipstad
Filipstads kommun is located in the middle-east of province Värmland.
Pop
: 11 598 (2001), 15 523 (1976).  Area: 1546 sqkm
Central city
:
Filipstad, pop abt 7 600 (1976), 4 905 (1942).
Map

Socknar
Filipstad Brattfors Gåsborn Kroppa Nordmark Rämmen
Ceased: Berget Färnebo Näsräm Värmlandsberg  
Topic Name Description Link L
General SCB# 1782      
Kommun Home page Current and historical info. Pictures Sights S
Facts        
History The original socken was Färnebo. From this area the others were successively split off.
Churches Descriptions RAÄ Swedish state church buildings Pictures S
Specific Guides      
Local sites      
Filipstad city Known since 14th century as trading and mining place. City privileges in 1611, named after Prince Karl Filip, son of King Karl IX. Several large fires, last in 1775. Birth place of engineer and inventor John Ericsson and poet Nils Ferlin.
Mining centre. Sweden's only special school for mining engineers (founded in 1830). Wasabröd (bakers of "knäckebröd"). Railway station on Inlandsbanan.
View of Filipstad city from Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna 1699 (search ->Select county Värmland)  >>>
Filipstad SCB# 178201.
1611-04-06: Created from part of Färnebo.
1971-01-01: Absorbed Färnebo.
Church books: Birth: 1651-, HFL: 1743-. Births at Filipstads lasarett (the city hospital) 1930-1946 registered in separate books archived in the parish office.
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Specific Sources      
"Census" Ingvar Dahl Tax register for years 1503, 1540, 1610, 1622-35, 1641 M
Church Books   Births: 1651-, HFL: 1743-. SVAR S
Family Tree John Ericsson Inventor >>>  
Family Tree Nils Ferlin Famous poet. (by Bo Lindwall). Östra Fågelvik plus Dalsland (Bäcke, Steneby). >Rötter> S

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