Mark Municipality

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Mark Municipality
Marks kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Mark Municipality
Coat of arms
Mark Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Kinna
Area[1]
 • Total 1,013.2 km2 (391.2 sq mi)
 • Land 929.25 km2 (358.79 sq mi)
 • Water 83.95 km2 (32.41 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 33,753
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1463
Website www.mark.se

Mark Municipality (Marks kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Kinna.

The municipality was created with the municipal reform of 1971 by the amalgamation of eight previous entities. Most of them had themselves been formed by the 1952 municipal reform. The number of original (as of 1863) entities is 19. The name of the municipality stems from an old hundred which had approximately the same area.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was created and granted with the municipality in the 1970s. The circles come from the 16th century insignia of Mark Hundred. The grain signif

Sister cities[edit]

Mark Municipality has three sister cities. They have been focusing on towns or municipalities that also has a significant textile industry.

  • Szamotuły in Poland (since 1988). Sparked because of the awakened awareness of nuclear power in Szamotuły, who wanted contacts with Swedish cities because of Sweden's ongoing nuclear debates.
  • Apolda in eastern Germany (circa 1994/1995)
  • Ontinyent in Spain (since 2003)

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Coordinates: 57°31′N 12°41′E / 57.517°N 12.683°E / 57.517; 12.683