Oxelösund Municipality

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Oxelösund Municipality
Oxelösunds kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Oxelösund Municipality
Coat of arms
Oxelösund Municipality in Södermanland County.png
Country Sweden
County Södermanland County
Seat Oxelösund
Area[1]
 • Total 746.54 km2 (288.24 sq mi)
 • Land 35.39 km2 (13.66 sq mi)
 • Water 711.15 km2 (274.58 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 11,403
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Södermanland
Municipal code 0481
Website www.oxelosund.se

Oxelösund Municipality (Oxelösunds kommun) is a municipality in Södermanland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Oxelösund.

In 1950 the Nikolai Rural municipality was dissolved. One part formed the then City of Oxelösund, one of the last newly created cities of Sweden. The rest of Nikolai was incorporated into the neighbouring City of Nyköping. In 1971 the city became a unitary municipality without addition of territory, and it is with its 35.75 square kilometres (13.80 sq mi) one of Sweden's smallest municipalities.

Geography[edit]

It covers a peninsula in the Baltic Sea, and borders by land only to Nyköping Municipality.

Still marked by its industrial past, the politics is dominated by the Social Democratic Party, and the industry by the harbour and iron works.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Oxelösund is a member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 24 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[3][4] Discussions regarding membership are also in hand with three further towns (Agros in Cyprus, Škofja Loka in Slovenia, and Tryavna in Bulgaria).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Douzelage.org: Home". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Douzelage.org: Member Towns". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 58°40′N 17°07′E / 58.667°N 17.117°E / 58.667; 17.117