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Enköping is a Municipality in Uppsala County, in east central Sweden. The municipality covers an area of 1179.3 km². Total population of 38211 (1 Nov 2004), 19052 male and 19159 female. The population density of the community is 31 inhabitants per km².
Near Enköping, there is some of the best rock art from the bronze age present in central Sweden. The city of Enköping itself dates its history back to the 12th century but the city itself doesn't really emerge until about 1250. Enköping was then as now situated by the rich farmlands close to lake Mälaren, leading to a wealthy rural population. The city has also always been a major crossroads for commerce, and excellent communications signify the city even today: The Mälar Railline (Mälarbanan) and the E18 expressway provides ample means of travelling to nearby major cities of Stockholm and Västerås. The city has several manufacturing industries, a hospital and the Army Signaling Regiment, the Uplandia Regiment (Upplands Regemente).
The most successful sports team of the city has for several years been the football team Enköpings SK , with one peak season in the Swedish Premier Division (Allsvenskan) in 2003. Unfortunately, the team has now faced the harsh reality of sports and economics and will be playing in Division 2 the next season. Their home arena is called Enavallen Stadium and is situated in central Enköping.
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