Vindeln Municipality

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Vindeln Municipality
Vindelns kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Vindeln Municipality
Coat of arms
Vindeln Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Vindeln
Area[1]
 • Total 2,846.11 km2 (1,098.89 sq mi)
 • Land 2,629.37 km2 (1,015.21 sq mi)
 • Water 216.74 km2 (83.68 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 5,344
 • Density 1.9/km2 (4.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västerbotten
Municipal code 2404
Website www.vindeln.se

Vindeln Municipality (Swedish: Vindelns kommun) is a municipality in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Vindeln.

History[edit]

In 1971 a local government reform was implemented in Sweden. This municipality was, however, not amalgamated with any other. But in preparation for the reform the name was changed in 1969 from Degerfors Municipality to Vindeln Municipality. The reason was that there is another Degerfors Municipality (in Örebro County), and every municipality in Sweden should have a unique name.

Geography[edit]

The Vindel River, which is the main tributary of the Ume River, runs through the municipality and has given it its name. The municipality's coat of arms depicts a salmon, of which there are plenty in the river.

Localities[edit]

There are five localities (or urban areas) in Vindeln Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Vindeln 2,356
2 Hällnäs 309
3 Tvärålund 271
4 Granö 261
5 Åmsele 201

The municipal seat in bold

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. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 64°12′N 19°43′E / 64.200°N 19.717°E / 64.200; 19.717