Malung is the chief town of Malung theaters in the Swedish province of Dalarna County and the historic province of Dalarna. Malung counted 5,126 inhabitants in the year of 2010. The name Malung is the first time in the West Nordic form Molungr used in 1200 in the Sverris saga. It derives from the dialect word times for sand and gravel, which are abundant on the banks of the river Västerdalälven, which flows through the town. Southwest of the village of Tiomilaskogen a wooded natural landscape. Malung is the center of Swedish leather industry. In autumn 2006 here the first hockey school for girls in Sweden opened.