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Great Copper Mountain (Swedish: Stora Kopparberg) was a mine in Falun, Sweden, that operated for a millennium from the 10th century to 1992. It produced as much as two thirds of Europe's copper needs and helped fund many of Sweden's wars in the 17th century. Technological developments at the mine had a profound influence on mining globally for two centuries. In 2001 the Great Copper Mountain was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of 15 in Sweden. In addition to the mine itself, the world heritage area also covers the town of Falun, including 17th century miners’ cottages residential areas and Bergsmansbygden, a wider area which the free miners settled and often built estates mirroring their wealth.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Sweden
Keywords:Bergsmansbygden, Falun, Patriomonio de la Humanidad, Schweden, Sverige, Sweden, Unesco, Welterbe, World Heritage, Zweden, copper, great copper mountain, kopparberg, mine, mining, stora kopparberg, werelderfgoed