Strömsund Municipality

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Strömsund Municipality
Strömsunds kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Strömsund Municipality
Coat of arms
Strömsund Municipality in Jämtland County.png
Country Sweden
County Jämtland County
Seat Strömsund
Area[1]
 • Total 11,780.57 km2 (4,548.50 sq mi)
 • Land 10,465.08 km2 (4,040.59 sq mi)
 • Water 1,315.49 km2 (507.91 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 11,984
 • Density 1.0/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Jämtland and Ångermanland
Municipal code 2313
Website www.stromsund.se

Strömsund Municipality (Swedish: Strömsunds kommun) is a municipality in Jämtland County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Strömsund.

The nearest larger city is Östersund, the provincial capital of Jämtland, which is located approximately 100 km to the south.

History[edit]

Strömsund Municipality was formed in 1974 through the amalgamation of the former municipalities of Fjällsjö, Frostviken, Hammerdal and Ström. The most populous locality in the area, Strömsund, was chosen as administrative centre, and it also gave its name to the new entity.

Geography[edit]

With an area of roughly 12,000 km² (4,500 sq mi), it is the sixth largest in Sweden, and one of the most sparsely populated. The town Strömsund has a municipal population of about 3,500 and is located on the slopes of Ströms vattudal, the river that flows through the town. Among locals, the town itself is usually referred to as Ström or Flata (a reference to the flack slope on which the central parts of the town is built).

Localities[edit]

There are seven localities (or urban areas) in Strömsund Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population Notes
1 Strömsund 3,516
2 Hammerdal 996
3 Hoting 749 Was prior to 1974 part of Västernorrland and is part of the Ångermanland frontier region.[4]
4 Backe 625 Was prior to 1974 part of Västernorrland and is part of the Ångermanland frontier region.[4]
5 Gäddede 456
6 Rossön 400 Was prior to 1974 part of Västernorrland and is part of the Ångermanland frontier region.[4]
7 Näsviken 221

The municipal seat in bold

Industry[edit]

Forest industry has traditionally been an important industry, but today tourism also has an important part. Like the rest of Jämtland, nature is what attracts visitors, with its blend of forests, mountains, lakes and rivers.

The two most visited sights are Hembygdsgården in Strömsund (16,000 visitors) and Hällingsåfallet (12,000 visitors).[5]

Another popular site is the cave Korallgrottan.

Tourism[edit]

Strömsund is famous for being pictured in famous Swedish movie Dunderklumpen. You can visit the part of Strömsund with highest population of brown bears, area around village Svaningen.

The best way to enjoy your holiday in this part of the municipality is to take half day/day tour starting at Nordic Husky Farm. You can also just rent a room, or cabin there.

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. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
  4. ^ a b c History of Fjällsjö: (Swedish description)År 1971 fördes Bodums, Fjällsjö samt Tåsjö församlingar över från Västernorrlands län till Jämtlands län och inkorporerades därvid med Strömsunds kommun.
  5. ^ Official site (Swedish)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 63°51′N 15°35′E / 63.850°N 15.583°E / 63.850; 15.583