Orsa Municipality

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Orsa kommun
Municipality
Orsa Municipality in Dalarna County.png
Country Sweden
County Dalarna County
Seat Orsa
Area[1]
 • Total 1,797.39 km2 (693.98 sq mi)
 • Land 1,730.85 km2 (668.28 sq mi)
 • Water 66.54 km2 (25.69 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 6,849
 • Density 3.8/km2 (9.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalarna
Municipal code 2034
Website www.orsa.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Orsa Municipality (Orsa kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Orsa.

Orsa is one of a few municipalities in Sweden which has not been amalgamated, but retains its area from the time it was instituted as a municipal entity in 1863.

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View from the Grönklitt mountain.

The town of Orsa is located on the north-eastern shore of the 53 km² large Lake Orsa (Orsasjön). Through a southern water passage it is connected with one of Sweden's largest lakes: Siljan.

By the shores of Orsasjön the Orsa Camping was inaugurated in 1932. With a kilometer long sandy beach, it has received several awards for its quality and beauty, and is by some referred to as the Dalarna Riviera.

Nature sights include the Grönklitt mountain, that houses a notable bear park and skiing hill. The bear park is an enclosed area where not only bears but also wolves, lynx, siberian tigers and wolverines reside, and is the biggest bear park in northern Europe.

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Coordinates: 61°07′N 14°37′E / 61.117°N 14.617°E / 61.117; 14.617