Lilla Edet Municipality

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Lilla Edet Municipality
Lilla Edets kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Lilla Edet Municipality
Coat of arms
Lilla Edet Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Lilla Edet
Area[1]
 • Total 341.7841 km2 (131.9636 sq mi)
 • Land 315.6441 km2 (121.8709 sq mi)
 • Water 26.14 km2 (10.09 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 12,829
 • Density 38/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland and Bohuslän
Municipal code 1462
Website www.lillaedet.se

Lilla Edet Municipality (Lilla Edets kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Lilla Edet.

The present municipality was formed in 1971, when the market town (köping) Lilla Edet (instituted as late as 1951) was merged with Flundre (part of), Inlands Torpe and Lödöse.

Population figures from Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005.

Of these localities, Lödöse is nationally known for being the original location of the city of Gothenburg. In the medieval age it was a busy city and hosted an important Swedish harbor, until it was moved to its present location in 1473, and little remained. Today it has an interesting museum with many interesting objects.

Industry[edit]

The largest employer in Lilla Edet Municipality apart from the government is the paper mill "SCA Hygiene Products AB Edet Bruk", with some 500 employees. It has been in operation for some 120 years, and is best known today for its manufacturing of the toilet paper brand "Edet", available in every store in Sweden.

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Coordinates: 58°08′N 12°08′E / 58.133°N 12.133°E / 58.133; 12.133