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Gnesta Municipality (Gnesta kommun) is a municipality in Södermanland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Gnesta, with some 5,000 inhabitants.
The present municipality was created in 1992, when Nyköping Municipality (of which it had been a part since 1974) was split up.
It is in the middle of the cultural Södermanland province. Although it only has around 10,000 permanent inhabitants, the population increases substantially in the summer due to the many summer houses.
Industry-wise, Gnesta mostly has small companies with few employed. There are about 800 registered companies in the municipality, and a "large" company would have 25-50 employees.
From Statistics Sweden, 2004.
Notable Events 
Gnesta became Hedestad when Stieg Larsson's book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was made into a film. Filming took place in April 2008. The film premiered worldwide, and in Gnesta, on 27 February 2009.
Sister cities 
Gnesta has two sister cities, both with around 6,000 inhabitants:
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Coordinates: 59°03′N 17°18′E / 59.050°N 17.300°E