Västervik Municipality

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Västervik Municipality
Västerviks kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Västervik Municipality
Coat of arms
Västervik Municipality in Kalmar County.png
Country Sweden
County Kalmar County
Seat Västervik
Area[1]
 • Total 3,596.85 km2 (1,388.75 sq mi)
 • Land 1,874.43 km2 (723.72 sq mi)
 • Water 1,722.42 km2 (665.03 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 35,867
 • Density 10.0/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Småland
Municipal code 0883
Website www.vastervik.se
Västervik and Valdemarsvik Municipality are part of the Tjust region with a rich archipelago.

Västervik Municipality (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.

Localities[edit]

There are 11 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) 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.

# Locality Population
1 Västervik 20,694
2 Gamleby 2,805
3 Ankarsrum 1,337
4 Överum 1,270
5 Gunnebo 989
6 Piperskärr 462
7 Loftahammar 432
8 Hjorted 338
9 Edsbruk 311
10 Totebo 256
11 Almvik 202

Government and politics[edit]

Distribution of the 57 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:

Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Västervik:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:[3]

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. ^ http://www.vastervik.se/templates/VVKommun_Page.aspx?id=2350

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 57°45′N 16°38′E / 57.750°N 16.633°E / 57.750; 16.633