Mariestad Municipality

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Mariestad Municipality
Mariestads kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Mariestad Municipality
Coat of arms
Mariestad Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Mariestad
Area[1]
 • Total 1,503.1914 km2 (580.3854 sq mi)
 • Land 601.1514 km2 (232.1059 sq mi)
 • Water 902.04 km2 (348.28 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 23,870
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1493
Website www.mariestad.se

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

The present municipality was formed in 1971, when the City of Mariestad was amalgamated with four surrounding rural municipalities.

Geography[edit]

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.

Industry[edit]

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.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Mariestad Municipality is twinned with:

References[edit]

  • Corresponding article on Swedish Wikipedia

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 58°42′N 13°49′E / 58.700°N 13.817°E / 58.700; 13.817