Lidköping Municipality

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Lidköping Municipality
Lidköpings kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Lidköping Municipality
Coat of arms
Lidköping Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Lidköping
Area[1]
 • Total 1,372.605625 km2 (529.965995 sq mi)
 • Land 695.605625 km2 (268.574833 sq mi)
 • Water 677 km2 (261 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 38,414
 • Density 28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1494
Website www.lidkoping.se

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

Lidköping sometimes refers to itself as "Lidköping by Vänern", possibly to distinguish itself from the namewise (and historically) similar city of Linköping in eastern Sweden.

Geography[edit]

Lidköping Municipality is, together with its western neighbor Götene, located on the Läckö-Kinnekulla peninsula. In association with several large local companies, they have a colloquial tourism company known as "Götene-Lidköping Vänern Turist AB".

There are several Vänern islands that belong to the municipality. One of them is Läckö, where the Läckö Castle is a notable sight.

Symbol[edit]

Lidköping is working hard to market itself as "Lidköping by Vänern". In line with this quest, they are developing a profile plan, wherein they have established the use of a symbol depicting its location by Vänern. The symbol is used in all official contexts, and also on the road signs when entering Lidköping.

Population centres[edit]

Population numbers of the towns and villages, from SCB, December 31 of noted year.

Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2010
Lidköping 24,679 24,885 24,960 24,941 25,644
Vinninga 1,079 1,060 1,054 1,064 1,078
Järpås 865 868 876 808 795
Filsbäck 656 656 652 647 615
Örslösa 308 305 310 298 307
Saleby 219 218 217 213 232
Tun 219 210 208 207 206

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Coordinates: 58°30′N 13°11′E / 58.500°N 13.183°E / 58.500; 13.183