|County||Västra Götaland County|
|• Total||620.7686 km2 (239.6801 sq mi)|
|• Land||404.5686 km2 (156.2048 sq mi)|
|• Water||216.2 km2 (83.5 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2014.|
|Population (December 31, 2013)|
|• Density||21/km2 (54/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
When the first Swedish local government acts went into force in 1863, 20 rural municipal entities (each corresponding to a parish of the Church of Sweden) were created in the area. The municipal reform of 1952 grouped them into three new, larger, units. These were amalgamated in 1967 to form the present municipality.
The two most notable sights in the municipality are the mountain/ridge Kinnekulle (with 306 meters the highest point in the county) and the village Husaby, with an old church and church well, where the first Christian king of Sweden, Olof Skötkonung, is believed to have been baptized.
Population figures from Statistics Sweden.
- "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014.