Finspång Municipality

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Finspång Municipality
Finspångs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Finspång Municipality
Coat of arms
Finspang Municipality in Östergötland County.png
Country Sweden
County Östergötland County
Seat Finspång
Area[1]
 • Total 1,215.05 km2 (469.13 sq mi)
 • Land 1,055.28 km2 (407.45 sq mi)
 • Water 159.77 km2 (61.69 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 20,903
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Östergötland
Municipal code 0562
Website www.finspong.se
Finspång castle

Finspång Municipality (Finspångs kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County in Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Finspång, with some 13,000 inhabitants.

Nature[edit]

The municipality refers to itself as Sweden's most lake-dense municipality, with at least 170 named lakes. The municipality boasts that one can swim in a different lake each day of the year as there are 366 different ones.

History[edit]

Finspång is a traditional industrial city. The first industries were established in 1580 when a Royal factory for cannon and cannon balls was supervised. The industry was to continue for 300 years under supervision of the Dutch-stemming family De Geer. By Louis Gerhard De Geer (1622-1695), the Finspång Castle was constructed, and around it industries and an orangery developed into the city Finspång. Today the two main industrial areas are those of turbines and copper processing.

Localities[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Finspång Municipality has formal twin town treaties with three cities. These treaties were signed in 1967.

There are today no contacts with neither Stromberg or Givet, and was also broken with Yvoir until reestablished in 1997.

Finspång also has (informally) established cooperation with seven other cities:

(Source and more information: [1] (Swedish))

Notable people born in Finspång[edit]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Finspång Municipality:

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Coordinates: 58°42′N 15°48′E / 58.700°N 15.800°E / 58.700; 15.800