|County||Västra Götaland County|
|• Total||1,509.822 km2 (582.946 sq mi)|
|• Land||602.422 km2 (232.596 sq mi)|
|• Water||907.4 km2 (350.3 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2010.|
|Population (June 30, 2012)|
|• Density||16/km2 (41/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The present municipality was formed in 1971, when the City of Mariestad was amalgamated with four surrounding rural municipalities.
Mariestad Municipality is situated on Lake Vänern and is visited by many tourists in summer. The largest fresh water archipelago in Sweden lies within the municipality. Torsö and Brommö are the two largest islands. North of the city, in Sjötorp, Göta Canal meets Lake Vänern.
The largest employers are Electrolux home products and Katrinefors bruk, a part of Metsä Tissue AB. SCA Packaging AB, RM Perfo AB and Jede AB are other notable companies in Mariestad. Within the IT industry Telia Partner AB and WM-data Infra Solutions AB are the two biggest employers. Just south of Mariestad, in Lugnås, you find Nimbus Produktion AB who manufactures Nimbus boats.
Twin towns — sister cities
Mariestad Municipality is twinned with:
- Corresponding article on Swedish Wikipedia
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