Kumla Travel Guide

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Kumla is a town in the province Närke south of Örebro on the E20 road between Stockholm and Göteborg. It is situated in the middle of a flat agricultural area. Traditionally it was known for its many shoe factories of which few remain. Today Ericsson is one of the main employers, but the town is probably best known for its high-security prison. Outside town is Kvarntorp industrial area with, among others, SAKAB where hazardous substances are destroyed or removed from the human ecosystem. Quarrying of alum-shale took place in earlier decades at Kvarntorp which has resulted in a hill of slag, more then 100 metres high. This hill, still burning inside, has now been turned into a permanent open-air sculpture park.

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