Kungälv Municipality

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Kungälv Municipality
Kungälvs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Kungälv Municipality
Coat of arms
Kungälv Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Kungälv
Area[1]
 • Total 682.43 km2 (263.49 sq mi)
 • Land 362.59 km2 (140.00 sq mi)
 • Water 319.84 km2 (123.49 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 42,109
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Bohuslän
Municipal code 1482
Website www.kungalv.se

Kungälv Municipality (Kungälvs kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Kungälv.

The present municipality was formed in 1971 through the amalgamation of the City of Kungälv, the City of Marstrand and territories belonging to four rural municipalities. In 1974 a minor part (situated on the island of Hisingen) was transferred to Gothenburg Municipality.

Geographically it borders to Gothenburg Municipality (south), Ale Municipality (east), Lilla Edet Municipality (north-east) and Stenungsund Municipality (north). To the east flows the river Göta älv and to the south, marking the border to Gothenburg, flows the river Nordre älv. On an island in the river, the Bohus Fortress (one of Sweden's finest fortresses) faces the city of Kungälv.

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Coordinates: 57°52′N 11°58′E / 57.867°N 11.967°E / 57.867; 11.967