Tranemo Municipality

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Tranemo Municipality
Tranemo kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Tranemo Municipality
Coat of arms
Tranemo Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Tranemo
Area[1]
 • Total 778.48 km2 (300.57 sq mi)
 • Land 741.27 km2 (286.21 sq mi)
 • Water 37.21 km2 (14.37 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 11,531
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1452
Website www.tranemo.se

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

There are twelve original municipal units (as of 1863) in the area. The municipal reform of 1952 created four larger entities. The next reform was implemented in two steps with amalgamations taking place in 1967 and 1974, leading to the present municipality.

The name comes from the bird Trana, which means crane.

The coat of arms, granted in 1975, show a crane with a glass blowing beldge. Glass blowing is an old industry in the municipality, with the first glass blower established in 1741.

Localities[edit]

Localities in Tranemo Municipality with population numbers from 2004-06:

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Coordinates: 57°29′N 13°21′E / 57.483°N 13.350°E / 57.483; 13.350