Avesta Municipality (Avesta kommun) is one of 290 municipalities of Sweden. It is in Dalarna County, in central part of the country, and its seat is in the town Avesta.
The municipality in its present size was created in 1967 when the four surrounding municipalities were joined with the then City of Avesta. In 1971 it became a municipality of unitary type.
Avesta borders to the municipalities of:
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Speedway: The most successful sport team in Avesta is their speedway team Masarna, translating to "the men of Dalecarlia", competing in the highest division in Sweden.
Football: Avesta AIK, Krylbo IF
Ladies' handball: Avesta Brovallen HF
Ice hockey: Avesta BK
Near the town Avesta is a park of European bison.
statue made of stainless steel, located in Avesta City park
The city is today mostly notable for its steel mill owned by the Finnish company, Outokumpu.
The largest Dalecarlian horse (Dalahäst) in the world is located in Avesta. It is 13 meters tall and weighs 67 tons.
Coordinates: 60°09′N 16°12′E / 60.150°N 16.200°E