Boden, Sweden

Ground [' bu: dən ] ( Sami Suttes, Finnish Puuti, Putas ) is a town in the Swedish province of Norrbotten County and the historic province of Norrbotten. The chief town of the same name is located about 35 kilometers northwest of Luleå on Luleälven.


Floor was originally a small farming village that 1831 with the completion of a church in a village church. The development of the settlement began with the construction of the railway. 1888 Railway Gällivare - Luleå was inaugurated, which led past the ground. 1894 reached the Nordland Railway main line from Stockholm soil. With the completion of the iron ore railway to Narvik floor became an important transportation hub.

Convenient transport links and the favorable geographical position meant that the Swedish Parliament in 1900 decided around ground to build a large fortress. Within two decades, the city's population doubled from 2,500 in 1900 to 6,000 in 1918. 1919 got floor city rights.

In the following decades, several regiments were stationed in the ground and the city became an important military training center.


Floor has a football club, soil BK, who plays in Division 1 Norra (3rd League of Northern Sweden ).


  • Peter Englund ( born 1957 ), writer and historian (member number 10 of the Swedish Academy )
  • Karin Hammar ( born 1974 ), jazz musician
  • Mimmi Hammar ( born 1968 ), jazz musician
  • Eyvind Johnson (1900-1976), writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1974), in the city Svartbjörnsbyn
  • Johanna Larsson ( * 1988), tennis player
  • Gunnar Svensson (1920-1995), jazz musician, comedian and film composer