Bengtsfors Municipality

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Bengtsfors kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Bengtsfors kommun
Coat of arms
Bengtsfors Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Bengtsfors
Area[1]
 • Total 1,059.19 km2 (408.96 sq mi)
 • Land 882.93 km2 (340.90 sq mi)
 • Water 176.26 km2 (68.05 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 9,550
 • Density 9.0/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalsland
Municipal code 1460
Website www.bengtsfors.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

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

The present municipality was formed in 1971 when the former market town (köping) of Bengtsfors (instituted in 1926) was amalgamated with the municipalities of Bäckefors, Lelång and Steneby.

Geography[edit]

The municipality has much water areas, consisting of lakes and streams. It makes it a good place for canoeing, fishing and bathing.

Every year a canoeing marathon called Dalslands Kanot Marathon+, or DKM+, is held. It is an enduring 55 km long (a marathon "plus"), stretching through the many municipal streams, and one of Sweden's largest canoeing competitions.

Bengtsfors is also crossed by the Dalsland Canal.

Localities[edit]

Localities in the municipality and inhabitants:

Politics[edit]

Result of the 2010 election

Moderate Party 23,13%

Centre party 10,86%

Liberal People's Party 5,23%

Christian Democrats 5,85%

Swedish Social Democratic Party 38,47%

Left Party 5,15%

Green Party 4,90%

Sweden Democrats 5,65%

Other Parties 0,78%

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Coordinates: 59°02′N 12°13′E / 59.033°N 12.217°E / 59.033; 12.217