|County||Västra Götaland County|
|• 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)|
|• 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:
- "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014.
- Corresponding article on Swedish Wikipedia
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- Mariestad Municipality - Official site