Arboga is a locality and the seat of
Arboga Municipality in
Sweden with 10,330 inhabitants in 2010.
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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,
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
Hallsberg also merge in Arborga. The city has a
population of about 14,350 (2016).
Bands like Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, Architects, and Dimmu
Borgir recorded albums with
Fredrik Nordström in his own recording
studio Studio Fredman. Recently,[when?] the studio was relocated to
The following sports clubs are in Arboga:
Arboga Södra IF
In addition the Sixth Women's
World Gliding Championships
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
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Arboga at Wikimedia Commons
Arboga travel guide from Wikivoyage
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