|• Total||4,543.95 km2 (1,754.43 sq mi)|
|• Land||4,223.79 km2 (1,630.81 sq mi)|
|• Water||320.16 km2 (123.61 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2014.|
|Population (December 31, 2016)|
|• Density||0.63/km2 (1.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The first Swedish settlement in Åsele Municipality (it was already inhabited by the native Sami people) was in Gafsele south of Åsele. The settlers were Nils Andersson and his wife Brita. They came from Finland in 1674, trying to avoid the war with Russia.
Fredrika is a parish in the municipality. It was created in 1799 and named in honour of Queen Frederica Dorothea Wilhelmina of Sweden. Other nearby parishes were named Dorotea and Vilhelmina, but Åsele refused to take any of these names, as they were very proud of themselves and the town.
The town Åsele is located in the middle of the municipality. It has a nice-looking wooden church, a small, historical (open-air) museum and a 9-hole golf course.
The municipal seat in bold
- "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
- Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
- Fact sheet on the official site
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