Färgelanda Municipality

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Färgelanda kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Färgelanda kommun
Coat of arms
Färgelanda Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Färgelanda
Area[1]
 • Total 618.33 km2 (238.74 sq mi)
 • Land 588.98 km2 (227.41 sq mi)
 • Water 29.35 km2 (11.33 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 6,520
 • Density 11/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalsland
Municipal code 1439
Website www.fargelanda.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

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

The present municipality was formed in 1974 when "old" Färgelanda Municipality (which in 1967 had absorbed Ödeborg) was amalgamated with Högsäter.

Its coat of arms are based on a medieval seal depicting a harrow. It symbolizes agriculture.

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Tourism[edit]

The scarsely populated municipalities in the historical province of Dalsland, with a total of 50,000 inhabitants, have a unified tourism information. Färgelanda with its low population is preferring to boast its nature. There are several opportunities for fishing, and Ellenösjön is a popular lake for pikeperch fishing. The nature revserve in Kroppefjäll offers walking lines and a mountaneuos nature. There are also good possibilities for canoeing and swimming in the many lakes and streams.

Färgelanda also has an old and well preserved ancient history. Rock carvings in Ödeborg are located by Brötegården Museum; furthermore there are some 140 grave fields from the Iron Age scattered in the municipality. Something in between a museum and a folk museum is Ödeborg's Fornsal, with more than 6,000 objects gathered from Dalsland in the last millennia.

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Coordinates: 58°34′N 11°59′E / 58.567°N 11.983°E / 58.567; 11.983