Laxå Municipality

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Laxå Municipality
Laxå kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Laxå Municipality
Coat of arms
Laxa Municipality in Örebro County.png
Country Sweden
County Örebro County
Seat Laxå
Area[1]
 • Total 737.56 km2 (284.77 sq mi)
 • Land 601.97 km2 (232.42 sq mi)
 • Water 135.59 km2 (52.35 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 5,580
 • Density 7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Närke and Västergötland
Municipal code 1860
Website www.laxa.se

Laxå Municipality (Laxå kommun) is a municipality in Örebro County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Laxå.

In 1967 the market town (köping) of Laxå (instituted in 1946) was merged with two adjacent rural municipalities. One of them was transferred from the former Skaraborg County, placing today's municipality in two historical provinces, Närke and Västergötland.

Its history stretches back to the 12th century, when the convent Ramundeboda was founded about 4 km west of the town.

The Tiveden National Park is partly situated within the municipality.

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International relations[edit]

The municipality is twinned with: [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.laxa.se/omkommunen/vanort.127.html

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Coordinates: 58°59′N 14°37′E / 58.983°N 14.617°E / 58.983; 14.617