Alingsås Municipality

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Alingsås kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Alingsås kommun
Coat of arms
Alingsas Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Alingsås
Area[1]
 • Total 551.17 km2 (212.81 sq mi)
 • Land 472.03 km2 (182.25 sq mi)
 • Water 79.14 km2 (30.56 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 38,619
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1489
Website www.alingsas.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Alingsås Municipality (Alingsås kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Alingsås.

The present municipality was formed in 1974 then the former City of Alingsås (itself a municipality of unitary type since the subdivision reform of 1971) was amalgamated with Bjärke and Hemsjö.

Location, population[edit]

Alingsås is part (together with 12 other municipalities) of the Gothenburg Metropolitan Area with 900 000 inhabitants. Alingsås municipality has today (2011-01-01) 37 825 inhabitants. Most people lives in Alingsås city (ca 25 000 inhab).

Sister cities[edit]

Alingsås has seven sister cities:

Politics[edit]

Result of the 2010 election

Moderate Party 27,90%

Centre Party 6,18%

Liberal People's Party 9,99%

Christian Democrats 8,74%

Swedish Social Democratic Party 25,72%

Left Party 6,16%

Green Party 9,49%

Sweden Democrats 4,75%

Other Parties 1,06%

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Coordinates: 57°56′N 12°32′E / 57.933°N 12.533°E / 57.933; 12.533