Vårgårda Municipality

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Vårgårda Municipality
Vårgårda kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Vårgårda Municipality
Coat of arms
Vargarda Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Vårgårda
Area[1]
 • Total 441.22 km2 (170.36 sq mi)
 • Land 426.6 km2 (164.7 sq mi)
 • Water 14.62 km2 (5.64 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 11,065
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1442
Website www.vargarda.se

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

The local government reform of 1952 formed this municipality through the amalgamation of a lot of very small municipalities. It got its name from the only larger built-up locality in the area, Vårgårda. Its territory was not affected by the reform of 1971.

The Swedish religious revival in the 19th century was strong in Vårgårda Municipality, and the Christian climate is today dispersed in many denominations.

Industrially, Vårgårda Municipality has several nationwide recognized companies, such as Autoliv.

Locality[edit]

The seat Vårgårda, situated between Alingsås and Herrljunga, is the only locality with more than 200 inhabitants in this predominantly rural area.

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Coordinates: 58°02′N 12°48′E / 58.033°N 12.800°E / 58.033; 12.800