Ullared

Ullared


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Ullared is a locality situated in Falkenberg Municipality, Halland County, Sweden, with 791 inhabitants in 2010.The village hosts a large department store, Gekås. It is the largest store in both Sweden and Scandinavia, and the growth of the store has made Ullared more or less synonymous with low prices among Swedes. A large number of stores, usually in the lower price range, have been established in the village since the early 1990s.HistoryHistorical railway crossingTwo railways built in the late 19th century and early 20th century, Falkenberg railway (Falkenberg - Limmared, also called Pyttebanan, and WbÄJ (Varberg - Ätran 1911-1961), had a station in Ullared, which gave it an advantage compared to surrounding villages. The railways closed around 1960. The following decade saw a lot of housing construction and the establishment of many shops and an increase in publishing services.Pyttebanans hike and bicycle pathPortions of the Pyttebanan is today restored as hiking and bicycle path. Signs along the path show the history of the railway. Today s track starts in Ullared running towards Fridhemsberg. At the entry of Fridhemsberg it crosses the road. Here a building still holds the old sidhemsbtation. Further the track crosses small rivers and streets. It is a well maintained track not only popular in summer.