Eskilstuna [ ɛskilstʉ ː na ] is a town in the Swedish province of Södermanland County and in the historical province of Södermanland. Eskilstuna is the chief town of the same name.


Eskilstuna is located on a small river between Lake Mälaren and Hjalmaren. The river's name is derived from the name of the city and is Eskilstunaån.


Saint Eskil, an English missionary, was buried at the old, here earlier trading station situated Tuna around the year 1080. He gave the city its name. In the 17th century, the processing of metal began. Since then, the city is known for its hardware industry. Even today, a blacksmith from those years in operation. In 1658, Eskilstuna received city rights, and in 1881 the town had 8,286 inhabitants.


Particularly worth seeing is the Rademacherschmiede. Here you can watch the smiths and craftsmen at work, they still operate in the traditional way. The old Handelshof Tingsgården houses a glass and ceramics gallery. Also located in Eskilstuna the popular amusement park Parken Zoo.


Eskilstuna is an industrial city, which is known in particular for the production of tools and ( historically ) weapons.


Eskilstuna is the hometown of the two Soccer Teams IFK Eskilstuna Eskilstuna City FK, which at the time ( 2006 season ) play in the Division 2 Östra Svealand (4th league). The IF Guif plays in the first Handball League Elitserien.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Kennet Andersson, football player
  • Joakim Berg, musician
  • Emil Berggren ( born 1986 ), handball players
  • Börje Fredriksson, Jazz Musicians
  • Peter Fröjdfeldt, football referee
  • Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician
  • Madeleine Gustafsson, Swedish handball player
  • Mats Hallin, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Kjell Johansson table tennis players
  • Martin Kitchen (born 1966 ), jazz and improvisational musicians
  • Anni- Frid Lyngstad, singer
  • Axel Persson (1888-1955), cyclist
  • Stefan Therstam (* 1958), organist
  • Mika Väyrynen, Finnish football player
  • Gustaf Wejnarth, Athlete

Twin Cities

  • Erlangen, Germany
  • Esbjerg, Denmark
  • Stavanger, Norway