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Type Settlement
Usage Swedish
Pronounced Pron. YEHV-leh  [key·IPA]
Other Forms Forms(ij) Gæffla (first mention), Gefle (archaic), Gäfle (archaic)

Meaning & History

From the name of the river Gavleån whose name was derived from archaic Swedish gavel "steep river bank". Gävle is a city in Sweden and the capital of Gävleborg County. The city was founded in 1446, but the name (ij) Gæffla was first mentioned in 1432.
Added 3/9/2023 by idkwho
Edited 9/16/2023 by Beautiful Victory