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Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 13th century
Date of Inscription: 2001
Location: Europe, Sweden, Dalarna Province, Town of Falun
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Description: The most conspicuous feature of the landscape of Falun is the massive mining excavation identified as the Great Pit; it exemplifies the region’s copper production activity of at least the 13th century. The planned town of Falun, built in the 17th-century, presents a vivid depiction of what remained for centuries one of the world's chief mining areas; it still boasts countless of its fine historic buildings, accompanied by the industrial and domestic vestiges of numerous settlements extending over an extensive area of the Dalarna region. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Falun is a city in Dalarna, central Sweden, the seat of Falun Municipality and the capital of Dalarna County. Falun is still today an important service and industrial city even though the mine is closed (since 1992). The mining area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stora Kopparberg (Great Copper Mountain), which also was the name of the mining company of Falun, is today a part of Stora Enso. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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