The municipalities of Västervik and (partially) Valdemarsvik
belong to the Tjust
region with an extensive coastal archipelago.
Västervik Municipality (Swedish: Västerviks kommun) is a municipality in Kalmar County, south-eastern Sweden, with its seat in the city of Västervik.
The present municipality was created in 1971, when the former City of Västervik was amalgamated with eight surrounding rural municipalities.
There are 11 urban areas (also called localities, Swedish: tätorter) in Västervik Municipality.
In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.
Government and politics
Distribution of the 57 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:
Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Västervik:
Twin towns — Sister cities
The municipality is twinned with:
- ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014.
- ^ http://www.vastervik.se/templates/VVKommun_Page.aspx?id=2350
Coordinates: 57°45′N 16°38′E / 57.750°N 16.633°E