|— Municipality —|
|• Total||4,543.8 km2 (1,754.4 sq mi)|
|• Land||2,497.49 km2 (964.29 sq mi)|
|• Water||2,046.31 km2 (790.08 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2010.|
|Population (June 30, 2012)|
|• Density||8.1/km2 ( 21/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The present municipality was formed in 1971 when the City of Hudiksvall was amalgamated with four surrounding rural municipalities. Minor amalgamations had also taken place in 1952 and 1965, reducing the number of local government entities in the area.
Figures as of 2000, from Statistics Sweden
The largest employer is the municipality and the county council, where around 38% of the work force have its work place.
The largest private employer is the paper product company Holmen where about 10% of the work force work.
In the old history, the industry was dominated by fishing. In the 19th century the forest industry came to dominate, further enhanced by the improved transportations which the rail roads provided in the second half of that century. Although in decline during the 20th century, half of the municipal industry is still based around forest industry.
Employees per sectors:
- Pulp, paper, and paper goods: 29%
- Machine technical industry: 20%
- Electronics 19%
- Metal products: 8%
- Wood products 7%.
Buildings and structures 
In Hudiksvall, there is also the Storbergsmasten, a 335 metre tall guyed mast for FM- and TV-transmission, which is together with three other guyed masts of same height the tallest structure of Sweden.
- Hudiksvall - Official site