The Info List - Arboga

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ARBOGA is a locality and the seat of Arboga Municipality
Arboga Municipality
in Västmanland County , Sweden
with 10,330 inhabitants in 2010.


* 1 Overview * 2 Events * 3 Sports * 4 References * 5 External links


The city of Arboga
is known to have existed as a town since the 13th century but the area has been inhabited since around 900 AD. The name (originally Arbugæ) consists of the two words "Ar" which in ancient Swedish means river and bughi which means "bend" and which together have the meaning "river bend".

The city was at one time a residence of the royal family of Vasa . It was the scene of church assemblies and national diets, and it is known for the antiquities in its neighborhood. The first session of the Riksdag of the Estates
Riksdag of the Estates
was held in Arboga
in 1435. Albertus Pictor
Albertus Pictor
, the most famous Swedish artist of the late medieval period, was admitted burgher of the town in 1465.

Today the city is an important traffic link since the highways E18 and E20 merge there. Two railways Mälarbanan
and Svealandsbanan , between Stockholm
and Hallsberg also merge in Arborga. The city has a population of about 14,350 (2016).


Bands like Bring Me the Horizon , Arch Enemy
Arch Enemy
, and Dimmu Borgir recorded albums with Fredrik Nordström in his own recording studio Studio Fredman . Recently, the studio was relocated to Gothenburg


The following sports clubs are in Arboga:

* Arboga Södra IF * IFK Arboga IK

In addition the Sixth Women\'s World Gliding Championships was held 15–25 June 2011.

Alexander Gustafsson , mixed martial artist , was born in Arboga.


* ^ A B C "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden
. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. * ^ Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Arboga". Encyclopedia Americana .