Avesta Municipality

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Not to be confused with Alvesta Municipality.
Avesta kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Avesta kommun
Coat of arms
Avesta Municipality in Dalarna County.png
Country Sweden
County Dalarna County
Seat Avesta
Area[1]
 • Total 669.08 km2 (258.33 sq mi)
 • Land 613.25 km2 (236.78 sq mi)
 • Water 55.83 km2 (21.56 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 21,582
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalarna
Municipal code 2084
Density is calculated using land area only.

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:

Politics[edit]

Sports[edit]

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

Localities[edit]

Notability[edit]

Near the town Avesta is a park of European bison.

Wisent 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.

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]

Politics[edit]

Result of the 2010 election

Moderate Party 22,93%

Centre party 6,25%

Liberal People's Party 4,77%

Christian Democrats 3,46%

Swedish Social Democratic Party 44,06%

Left Party 5,42%

Green Party 4,95%

Sweden Democrats 7,21%

Other Parties 0,96%

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Coordinates: 60°09′N 16°12′E / 60.150°N 16.200°E / 60.150; 16.200