Ånge Municipality

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Ånge Municipality
Ånge kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Ånge Municipality
Coat of arms
Ange Municipality in Västernorrland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västernorrland County
Seat Ånge
Area[1]
 • Total 3,295.56 km2 (1,272.42 sq mi)
 • Land 3,051.36 km2 (1,178.14 sq mi)
 • Water 244.2 km2 (94.3 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 9,548
 • Density 2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Medelpad
Municipal code 2260

Ånge Municipality (Ånge kommun) is a municipality in Västernorrland County, northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Ånge.

The railway junction Ånge was in 1947 made a market town (köping) and detached from Borgsjö. In 1971 they were reunited and together with Haverö and Torp the present municipality was formed.

The municipal most known slogan is Sweden's geographical center. It was in 1947 measured by the Royal Institute of Technology to be situated by the lake Munkbysjön (Lake Munkby), in the municipality's eastern parts. In 2002 the slogan was changed to Wonderful byways.

13 kilometers east of the town Ånge lies the town Borgsjö. It has a widely acclaimed rococo church from the 18th century.

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Ånge's sister cities:

The Nordic sister cities were established in the 1940s, the others not before 1990.

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Coordinates: 62°31′N 15°37′E / 62.517°N 15.617°E / 62.517; 15.617