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The location of West Sweden

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Sweden.

This page contains six sections:

Around West Sweden ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Blaine (MN). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southwest of West Sweden. Blaine (MN) has a population of 62,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Andover (MN). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southwest of West Sweden and has a population of 32,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cambridge (MN)   [Map]   8,677   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
East Bethel (MN)   [Map]   11,713   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Forest Lake (MN)   [Map]   19,600   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ham Lake (MN)   [Map]   16,221   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Hugo (MN)   [Map]   14,532   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lino Lakes (MN)   [Map]   21,018   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Mahtomedi (MN)   [Map]   8,211   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
North Branch (MN)   [Map]   10,317   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Oak Grove (MN)   [Map]   8,545   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Stillwater (MN)   [Map]   19,292   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
White Bear Lake (MN)   [Map]   25,634   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Wyoming (MN)   [Map]   7,856   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hudson   [Map]   8,832   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
New Richmond   [Map]   8,897   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rice Lake   [Map]   8,404   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bone Lake   [Map]   716   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Clam Falls   [Map]   590   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Daniels   [Map]   642   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Frederic   [Map]   1,097   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Grantsburg   [Map]   1,121   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grantsburg   [Map]   1,287   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Laketown   [Map]   939   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   303   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Luck   [Map]   921   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Luck   [Map]   1,073   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Siren   [Map]   930   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Siren   [Map]   778   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Trade Lake   [Map]   816   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
West Sweden   [Map]   695   SE   Less than 2 miles
Wood River   [Map]   919   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

For more communities neighboring West Sweden, please visit our County-by-County Page for West Sweden.

Polk County ...

West Sweden is located in Polk County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Polk County: Chisago (MN), Washington (MN), Barron, Burnett, Dunn & Saint Croix.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Sweden ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Alpha   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of West Sweden   [Map]
Atlas   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Four Corners   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Frederic   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lewis   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Pole Cat Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Siren   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Trade Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for West Sweden.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around West Sweden. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Sweden. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near West Sweden ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to West Sweden.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Burnett Co. Airport(ICAO: KRZN)   [Map]   RZN   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grantsburg Muni. (ICAO: KGTG)   [Map]   GTG   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rush City Rgnl.(ICAO: KROS)   [Map]   ROS   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pine City Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shell Lake Muni.   [Map]   SSQ   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
L. O. Simenstad Muni.(ICAO: KOEO)   [Map]   OEO   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Osceola Muni. Airfield   [Map]   ---   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cumberland Muni.   [Map]   UBE   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to West Sweden.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Sweden. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   SSW   66 miles [106.2 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   S   124 miles [199.6 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   ESE   151 miles [243 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Duluth Intl. (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]   DLH   N   79 miles [127.1 km]
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl. (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]   BRD   WNW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Grand Rapids Airport(GPZ/KGPZ)   [Map]   GPZ   NNW   114 miles [183.5 km]
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]   HIB   N   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Burnett Co. Airport(ICAO: KRZN)   [Map]   RZN   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grantsburg Muni. (ICAO: KGTG)   [Map]   GTG   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rush City Rgnl.(ICAO: KROS)   [Map]   ROS   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pine City Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shell Lake Muni.   [Map]   SSQ   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
L. O. Simenstad Muni.(ICAO: KOEO)   [Map]   OEO   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Osceola Muni. Airfield   [Map]   ---   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cumberland Muni.   [Map]   UBE   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport   (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]
        Website for Chisholm - Hibbing Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burnett Co. Airport   (ICAO: KRZN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grantsburg Muni.   (ICAO: KGTG)   [Map]
        Website for Grantsburg Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rush City Rgnl.   (ICAO: KROS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
L. O. Simenstad Muni.   (ICAO: KOEO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cambridge Muni.   (ICAO: KCBG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mora Muni.   (ICAO: KJMR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rice Lake Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]
        Website for Rice Lake Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
        Website for Des Moines International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Duluth Intl.   (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]
        Website for Duluth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl.   (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]
        Website for Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grand Rapids Airport   (GPZ/KGPZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Polk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Sweden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Sweden.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from West Sweden. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Sweden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Sweden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7058, Longitude: -92.4969     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Sweden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to West Sweden), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Sweden.