Motala Municipality ( Motala kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Motala.
In 1971 Motala Municipality was formed by the amalgamation of the
City of Motala with some of the adjacent rural municipalities. Three years later more entities were added, among them the former City of Vadstena. In 1980 a new Vadstena Municipality was split off.
Geographically, Motala is situated where
Lake Vättern drains into the river system of Motala ström, which was of central importance to the massive industrialization of Sweden in the 19th century.
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Localities [ edit ]
Figures as of 2000, from
Motala 30,136 (seat)
The population decreased by approximately 2% in most of the localities between the earlier census 1995 and the one in 2000.
Industry [ edit ]
The largest employer is the municipality itself, employing circa 3,400 people. The next is the
county council with 1,775.
Of the private employers,
Electrolux and Dometic have a total of 1,400; Autoliv 425; Hycop 325; Saab- Bofors Dynamics circa 300; And Motala Verkstad some 180. (source )
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Twin towns — Sister cities [ edit ]
The municipality is
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Coordinates: 58°32′N 15°02′E / 58.533°N 15.033°E