Kinda Municipality

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Kinda Municipality
Kinda kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Kinda Municipality
Coat of arms
Kinda Municipality in Östergötland County.png
Country Sweden
County Östergötland County
Seat Kisa
Area[1]
 • Total 1,301.96 km2 (502.69 sq mi)
 • Land 1,129.47 km2 (436.09 sq mi)
 • Water 172.49 km2 (66.60 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 9,802
 • Density 7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Östergötland
Municipal code 0513
Website www.kinda.se

Kinda Municipality (Kinda kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County, southeast Sweden. The municipal seat is located in the town Kisa, with some 4,000 inhabitants.

The present municipality was created in 1974 through the amalgamation of three municipalities called Norra Kinda, Södra Kinda and Västra Kinda (North, South and West Kinda respectively), which had been formed in 1952 from the nine original entities. The name was taken from the old Kinda Hundred.

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Naturewise, the municipality is above all known for the Kinda Canal, a waterway of canals taking boat tours from lake Roxen south through Linköping, ending in Horn. The total distance is 90 km.

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Coordinates: 57°59′N 15°37′E / 57.983°N 15.617°E / 57.983; 15.617