Gullspång Municipality

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Gullspångs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Gullspångs kommun
Coat of arms
Gullspang Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Gullspång and Hova
Area[1]
 • Total 554.95 km2 (214.27 sq mi)
 • Land 312.89 km2 (120.81 sq mi)
 • Water 242.06 km2 (93.46 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 5,185
 • Density 9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland and Värmland
Municipal code 1447
Website www.gullspang.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Gullspång Municipality (Gullspångs kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the towns of Gullspång and Hova.

The present municipality was formed through the amalgamation of the former entities of Amnehärad, Hova and part of Visnum. The name was taken from the locality Gullspång.

Geography[edit]

Gullspång Municipality borders to Mariestad Municipality and Töreboda Municipality in Västra Götaland County It also east-wards borders to Laxå Municipality in Örebro County and north-wards to Kristinehamn Municipality in Värmland County.

The southern part of the municipality contains the northern part of Swedish national park Tiveden.

Localities[edit]

The two main towns are Hova and Gullspång. The central administration is placed in Hova, thus constituting the municipal seat, but there are also offices in Gullspång. Because of the rivalry between Gullspång and Hova the municipality prefers to call them the "two main localities" ("huvudtätorter").

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Coordinates: 58°59′N 14°07′E / 58.983°N 14.117°E / 58.983; 14.117