Vingåker Municipality

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Vingåker Municipality
Vingåkers kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Vingåker Municipality
Coat of arms
Vingaker Municipality in Södermanland County.png
Country Sweden
County Södermanland County
Seat Vingåker
Area[1]
 • Total 439.44 km2 (169.67 sq mi)
 • Land 370.27 km2 (142.96 sq mi)
 • Water 69.17 km2 (26.71 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 8,835
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Södermanland
Municipal code 0428
Website www.vingaker.se
Säfstaholm Castle with surroundings, 19th-century painting

Vingåker Municipality (Vingåkers kommun) is a municipality in Södermanland County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Vingåker.

The municipality has its present size since the local government reform of 1971.

Localities (population)[edit]

Coat of arms[edit]

The creation of the arms has a peculiar and somewhat romantic story attached to it. It was the first arms created by a parish in the Södermanland province in 1941. It was inspired by a hop plant that some locals had seen on a farm. The left part of the arms, an oak tree, is the inisgnia for the historical Oppunda Hundred, stretching through the municipality.

Sights[edit]

The renowned Säfstaholm Castle (slott) was bought by the municipality in 1968. It is used for exhibitions and other cultural events.

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Coordinates: 59°02′N 15°52′E / 59.033°N 15.867°E / 59.033; 15.867