Knivsta Municipality

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Knivsta Municipality
Knivsta kommun
Municipality
Knivsta by night
Knivsta by night
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