Berg Municipality

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Berg Municipality
Bergs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Berg Municipality
Coat of arms
Berg Municipality in Jämtland County.png
Country Sweden
County Jämtland County
Seat Svenstavik
Area[1]
 • Total 6,145.45 km2 (2,372.77 sq mi)
 • Land 5,711.34 km2 (2,205.16 sq mi)
 • Water 434.11 km2 (167.61 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 7,160
 • Density 1.2/km2 (3.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Jämtland and Härjedalen
Municipal code 2326
Website www.berg.se

Berg Municipality (Swedish: Bergs kommun) is a municipality in Jämtland County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Svenstavik.

The present municipality was formed in 1971 when "old" Berg Municipality was amalgamated with four other entities.

As often in northern Sweden the municipality is one of the larger in terms of area, but one of the smaller in terms of population.

The nature reserve Hoverberget lies within Berg Municipality, near Svenstavik. The high mountain Helags and Swedens highest public road, over Flatruet, are located in the western end of Berg Municipality. Berg means mountain in Swedish, and the namn of the municipality (and the Berg Parish) comes from Hoverberget.

Localities[edit]

There are six localities (or urban areas) in Berg Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Svenstavik 948
2 Hackås 518
3 Klövsjö 312
4 Åsarne 271
5 Myrviken 224
6 Rätan 168

The municipal seat in bold

Notable people[edit]

  • Georg Adlersparre (1760–1835), Swedish army commander, born in Hovermo now part of Berg Municipality.
  • Thomas Wassberg, resident here (born elsewhere), Olympic Gold medalist.

Politics[edit]

Result of the 2010 election

Moderate Party 21,37%

Centre party 17,54%

Liberal People's Party 2,68%

Christian Democrats 2,57%

Swedish Social Democratic Party 39,44%

Left Party 5,29%

Green Party 5,31%

Sweden Democrats 4,65%

Other Parties 1,16%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014. 
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 62°46′N 14°27′E / 62.767°N 14.450°E / 62.767; 14.450