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|• Total||1,384.44 km2 (534.54 sq mi)|
|• Land||753.12 km2 (290.78 sq mi)|
|• Water||631.32 km2 (243.75 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2014.|
|Population (December 31, 2013)|
|• Density||17/km2 (45/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The present municipality was created in 1971 when the former City of Kristinehamn was merged with parts of the two dissolved rural municipalities Visnum and Väse.
Sites of interest
- The medieval island of Saxholmen, situated in the beautiful archipelago of Kristinehamn. There have been several archaeological excavations on the island during the past few years. There is a myth that once the cruel and hateful Saxe av Sachsen lived on the island with his wife and servants. His wife took off with her lover.
- Östervik chapel is a unique small church which has a fascinating history and architecture.
- Folk museum, the red-painted houses made of wood, the rushing of the water, and the bleating of the sheep make altogether a wonderful atmosphere and give you a memorable visit. Lundbomsgården is a middle class home from the 19th century, the mill from the early 17th century.
- Värmlands Säby manor house has typical 18th century qualities with beautiful tiled stoves and painted tapestries. There is also a unique hedge maze consisting of 1,747 bushes.
Twin towns — Sister cities
- Brodnica, Poland (since 2003)
- Elva, Estonia (since 1992)
- Farsund, Norway (since 1945)
- Rautavaara, Finland (since 1971)
- Seinäjoki, Finland (since 1945)
- "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014.
- "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Elva linn. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
- Kristinehamn Municipality - Official site
- Kristinehamn Information Service
- (Swedish) Article Kristinehamn - From Nordisk familjebok