Ånge Municipality

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Ånge Municipality

Ånge kommun
Coat of arms of Ånge Municipality
Coat of arms
Ånge Municipality in Västernorrland County.png
CountrySweden
CountyVästernorrland County
SeatÅnge
Area
 • Total3,295.56 km2 (1,272.42 sq mi)
 • Land3,051.36 km2 (1,178.14 sq mi)
 • Water244.2 km2 (94.3 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total9,411
 • Density2.9/km2 (7.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceMedelpad
Municipal code2260

Ånge Municipality (Ånge kommun) is a municipality in Västernorrland County, northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Ånge.

The railway junction Ånge was in 1947 made a market town (köping) and detached from Borgsjö. In 1971 they were reunited and together with Haverö and Torp the present municipality was formed.

The municipal most known slogan is Sweden's geographical center. It was in 1947 measured by the Royal Institute of Technology to be situated by the lake Munkbysjön (Lake Munkby), in the municipality's eastern parts. In 2002 the slogan was changed to Wonderful byways.

13 kilometers east of the town Ånge lies the town Borgsjö. It has a widely acclaimed rococo church from the 18th century.

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Sister cities[edit]

Ånge's sister cities:

The Nordic sister cities were established in the 1940s, the others not before 1990.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.

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Coordinates: 62°31′N 15°37′E / 62.517°N 15.617°E / 62.517; 15.617