Orsa, Sweden
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Orsa, Sweden
Orsa Church
Orsa is located in Dalarna
Orsa is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 61°07?N 14°37?E / 61.117°N 14.617°E / 61.117; 14.617Coordinates: 61°07?N 14°37?E / 61.117°N 14.617°E / 61.117; 14.617
Country Sweden
CountyDalarna County
MunicipalityOrsa Municipality
 o Total12.59 km2 (4.86 sq mi)
(31 December 2010)[1]
 o Total5,308
 o Density422/km2 (1,090/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Orsa (Swedish pronunciation: [':a])[2] is a locality and the seat of Orsa Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden, with 5,308 inhabitants (2010).[1] It is located in the northern part of lake Siljan, about 15 kilometres (9 miles) north of the town Mora. Inlandsbanan and European route E45 run through the town and the railroad Bollnäs-Orsa connects.


The southern parts of Orsa are characterized by the Siljan Ring, the ring of lakes and rivers in northern Dalarna formed by the big meteorite strike 365 million years ago. In central Orsa, at the ouflow of river Oreälven a sand bank has been built up, in these days enjoyed by thousands of visitors and the inhabitants of Orsa. The big forests start just north of the town of Orsa, with the sparsely populated Orsa finnmark, to which many Finns emigrated during the 17th century.

Worth seeing

Orsamål dialect

About 500 people speak the Orsamål dialect, an Old Scandinavian language, which is a variant of Dalecarlian, also called Old Swedish in Minnesota, USA.

International relations

Twin towns - Sister cities

Orsa is twinned with:


  1. ^ 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 27 January 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 19.
  3. ^ "Aalborg Twin Towns". Europeprize.net. Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. Retrieved 2013.

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