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Microsoft buys 130 hectares of land in rural Sweden

The Microsoft logo at one of its European offices. File photo: AP Photo/Michel Euler

Published: 11.Dec.2018 14:27 hrs

Microsoft has bought 130 hectares of land in Gävle and Sandviken, central Sweden.

Exactly what the tech giant plans to do with the space is a secret for now, with the municipality unable to share many details -- but the local mayor has said that the deal could lead to hundreds of jobs.

Microsoft has paid 269 million kronor for the land, which is split between two sites with a combined size equal to 260 football pitches.

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