Falun Municipality

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Falu kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Falu kommun
Coat of arms
Falun Municipality in Dalarna County.png
Country Sweden
County Dalarna County
Seat Falun
Area[1]
 • Total 2,288.319436 km2 (883.525074 sq mi)
 • Land 2,051.899436 km2 (792.242801 sq mi)
 • Water 236.42 km2 (91.28 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2010.
Population (June 30, 2012)[2]
 • Total 55,775
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalarna
Municipal code 2080
Website www.falun.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Falun Municipality (Falu kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Falun. Falun is the second biggest city and provincial capital of Dalarna County. Falun was originally famous for its copper mine.

The present municipality was formed at the time of the local government reform of 1971, when the City of Falun and six surrounding rural municipalities were amalgamated.

Localities[edit]

Local politics[edit]

The Falu Party is a party with local interests.

Sister cities[edit]

The following places have sister cities agreements with Falun:

Falun also has two cooperation towns without formal sistering treaty:

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Coordinates: 60°36′N 15°38′E / 60.600°N 15.633°E / 60.600; 15.633