|• Total||1,219.8 km2 (471.0 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,140.23 km2 (440.25 sq mi)|
|• Water||79.57 km2 (30.72 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2014.|
|Population (December 31, 2013)|
|• Density||13/km2 (32/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The municipality was created by the local government reform of 1971, when the City of Vimmerby was amalgamated with the surrounding rural municipalities to form an entity of unitary type.
There are 6 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Vimmerby 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 49 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:
- Social Democratic Party 17
- Moderate Party 13
- Centre Party 9
- Christian Democrats 3
- Sweden Democrats 2
- Green Party 2
- Liberal People's Party 1
Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Vimmerby:
- Social Democratic Party 35.6%
- Moderate Party 25.6%
- Centre Party 12.4%
- Sweden Democrats 6.3%
- Christian Democrats 6.3%
- Green Party 4.6%
- Left Party 4.2%
- Liberal People's Party 3.9%
Sister cities are cities or towns related to one another in size and history.
- Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
- Moorhead, Minnesota, U.S.
- Skærbæk, Denmark
- Kauhava, Finland
- Þorlákshöfn, Iceland
- Rygge, Norway
- Joniškis, Lithuania
- "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.
- Vimmerby Municipality - Official site