Kil Municipality

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Kil Municipality
Kils kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Kil Municipality
Coat of arms
Kil Municipality in Värmland County.png
Country Sweden
County Värmland County
Seat Kil
Area[1]
 • Total 406.87 km2 (157.09 sq mi)
 • Land 359.73 km2 (138.89 sq mi)
 • Water 47.14 km2 (18.20 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 11,810
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Värmland
Municipal code 1715
Website www.kil.se

Kil Municipality (Kils kommun) is a municipality in Värmland County in west central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Kil.

The local government reform of 1971 amalgamated Stora Kil, Järnskog and a part of Brunskog, thus forming Kil Municipality.

Kil means wedge, crack or similar in Swedish, in this case referring to a bay (old Swedish). The name is at least from the fifteenth century, referring to a bay by the small lake Hyn, where the church was constructed. The town later became the seat of the juridical Kil Hundred, which is known to have existed in 1426.

The wedge is noted in the coat of arms.

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Sweden's first railroad in 1849.

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Coordinates: 59°30′N 13°19′E / 59.500°N 13.317°E / 59.500; 13.317