Flen Municipality

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Flen Municipality
Flens kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Flen Municipality
Coat of arms
Flen Municipality in Södermanland County.png
Country Sweden
County Södermanland County
Seat Flen
Area[1]
 • Total 826.04 km2 (318.94 sq mi)
 • Land 718.83 km2 (277.54 sq mi)
 • Water 107.21 km2 (41.39 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 16,156
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Södermanland
Municipal code 0482
Website www.flen.se

Flen Municipality (Flens kommun) is a municipality in Södermanland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Flen.

The present municipality was formed in 1971 through the amalgamation of the City of Flen (instituted in 1949), the market town (köping) Malmköping and the surrounding countryside.

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Figures from Statistics Sweden, 2004.

Of these places, Malmköping, located about 15 km north of Flen, surpasses Flen as a tourism attraction due to its two annual markets. The traditions of markets in Malmköping goes back centuries, as Malmköping got market town rights (became a köping) already in 1785.

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Coordinates: 59°03′N 16°35′E / 59.050°N 16.583°E / 59.050; 16.583