Mölndal Municipality

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Mölndals kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Mölndals kommun
Coat of arms
Mölndal Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Mölndal
Area[1]
 • Total 152.28 km2 (58.80 sq mi)
 • Land 145.84 km2 (56.31 sq mi)
 • Water 6.44 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 61,978
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland and Halland
Municipal code 1481
Website www.molndal.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Mölndal Municipality (Mölndals kommun or Mölndals stad) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden, just south of Gothenburg. Its seat is located in Mölndal, which lies within the Gothenburg urban area, and the whole municipality is part of Metropolitan Gothenburg.

In 1911 a municipalsamhälle (a kind of borough within a rural municipality, handling matters of urban character) named Mölndal was instituted in the municipality of Fässberg. In 1922 Fässberg was made the City of Mölndal. In 1971 it was amalgamated with Kållered and Lindome (the latter transferred from Halland County). At the same time it became a municipality of unitary type, like all others in the country. The municipality prefers, however, to style itself Mölndals stad (City of Mölndal) as a semi-official name whenever legally possible. This usage has no effect on the status of the municipality.

Population figures[edit]

The municipality has four main parts: Mölndal, Kållered, Lindome and Hällesåker.

  • Mölndal has 37,131 inhabitants (a part of the contiguous Gothenburg urban area)
  • Kållered has 7,257 inhabitants
  • Lindome has 13,364 inhabitants
  • Hällesåker has 900 inhabitants

Numbers from 2003.

Notable Residents[edit]

Affiliations[edit]

Mölndal Municipality is twinned with the following towns:

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Coordinates: 57°42′N 11°58′E / 57.700°N 11.967°E / 57.700; 11.967