Valdemarsvik Municipality

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Valdemarsvik Municipality
Valdemarsviks kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Valdemarsvik Municipality
Coat of arms
Valdemarsvik Municipality in Östergötland County.png
Country Sweden
County Östergötland County
Seat Valdemarsvik
Area[1]
 • Total 2,049.56 km2 (791.34 sq mi)
 • Land 733.82 km2 (283.33 sq mi)
 • Water 1,315.74 km2 (508.01 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 7,585
 • Density 3.7/km2 (9.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Östergötland and Småland
Municipal code 0563
Website www.valdemarsvik.se

Valdemarsvik Municipality (Valdemarsviks kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Valdemarsvik.

Valdemarsvik was originally a market town (köping) under the city of Söderköping. When the first local government acts came into force in Sweden in 1863 Valdemarsvik was not made a municipality of its own, but part of Ringarum. It was detached from Ringarum in 1914. The municipal reform of 1971 created the present municipality by reuniting Ringarum with Valdemarsvik and also adding Gryt and a part of the dissolved Tjust-Ed. The latter territory was transferred from Kalmar County.

Geographically, it is notable for an archipelago and a harbour.

Sights[edit]

The local church is from the 1870s, with extensive renovations in the early 20th century.

Notable natives[edit]

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A 1913 postcard from Valdemarsvik

Coordinates: 58°12′N 16°36′E / 58.200°N 16.600°E / 58.200; 16.600