Knivsta Municipality

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Knivsta Municipality
Knivsta kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Knivsta Municipality
Coat of arms
Knivsta Municipality in Uppsala County.png
Country Sweden
County Uppsala County
Seat Knivsta
Area[1]
 • Total 295.12 km2 (113.95 sq mi)
 • Land 282.17 km2 (108.95 sq mi)
 • Water 12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 15,580
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Uppland
Municipal code 0330
Website www.knivsta.se

Knivsta Municipality (Knivsta kommun) is a municipality in Uppsala County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Knivsta, with some 7,100 inhabitants.

History[edit]

Until 1971 Knivsta was a municipality in Stockholm County, when it was merged into Uppsala Municipality and subsequently belonged to Uppsala County. On January 1, 2003 Knivsta was separated from Uppsala to once again form a separate municipality, located in Uppsala County.

The coat of arms symbolises the Stones of Mora where the Swedish Kings were elected in ancient times.

Localities[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Distribution of the 31 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:

Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Knivsta:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°43′N 17°48′E / 59.717°N 17.800°E / 59.717; 17.800