Forshaga is a locality ( tätort ) in the Swedish province of Värmland County, chief town of the same name. The town lies on the river Klarälven about 20 km north its mouth in Lake Vänern.
It is a relatively modern settlement that grew up with the Industrial Revolution due to a paper mill located here. There are few old buildings. Thus, the local church was inaugurated on 20 March 1921. For the development of the construction of a railway line between Hagfors and Skoghall was beneficial. Today, that no longer exists and the former rail bed is used as a hiking and biking trail.
Despite its proximity to the city of Karlstad, the services of the place is quite diverse. There are several shops, health facilities and restaurants, a hotel and a hostel. The latter is located in the so-called castle. Tourist themselves Forshaga specializes in fishing.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Sten Tolgfors (born 1966 ), Swedish politician
Tätorter: Deje | Dyvelsten | Forshaga
Småorter: Mölnbacka | Olsäter | Östra Deje | Tången och Rudshult | Tjärnheden | Visterud
- Place in Värmland County
- Community Forshaga