Karlstad Municipality

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Karlstad Municipality
Karlstads kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Karlstad Municipality
Coat of arms
Karlstad Municipality in Värmland County.png
Country Sweden
County Värmland County
Seat Karlstad
Area[1]
 • Total 1,517.74 km2 (586.00 sq mi)
 • Land 1,169.11 km2 (451.40 sq mi)
 • Water 348.63 km2 (134.61 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 87,786
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Värmland
Municipal code 1780
Website www.karlstad.se

Karlstad Municipality (Karlstads kommun) is a municipality in Värmland County in west central Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Karlstad.

The present municipality was established in 1971 when the former City of Karlstad was amalgamated with a number of surrounding rural municipalities.

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Politics[edit]

Karlstad municipal library, and facilities for the municipal government.

Municipalities are responsible for government-mandated duties, and elections for the Municipal council are held every four years, parallel to the general elections.

The inhabitants of Karlstad have a tendency to vote close to the national results at the general elections, making it the generally accepted Bellwether town of Sweden.[3][4]

Following the municipal election in 2010, the seats are divided as follows:[5]

The Governing Majority The Opposition Independent parties


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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned with: [6]

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Coordinates: 59°23′N 13°32′E / 59.383°N 13.533°E / 59.383; 13.533