Alingsås Municipality

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Alingsås Municipality
Alingsås kommun
Coat of arms of Alingsås Municipality
Coat of arms
Alingsås Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Alingsås
 • Total 551.17 km2 (212.81 sq mi)
 • Land 472.03 km2 (182.25 sq mi)
 • Water 79.14 km2 (30.56 sq mi)
  Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total 40,390
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1489
Density is calculated using land area only.

Alingsås Municipality (Alingsås kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Alingsås.

The present municipality was formed in 1974 then the former City of Alingsås (itself a municipality of unitary type since the subdivision reform of 1971) was amalgamated with Bjärke and Hemsjö.

Location, population[edit]

Alingsås is part (together with 12 other municipalities) of the Gothenburg Metropolitan Area with 900,000 inhabitants. As of 1 January 2011 Alingsås municipality had 37,825 inhabitants. Most people live in Alingsås city (ca 25,000 inhabitants).

Sister cities[edit]

Alingsås has seven sister cities:


Result of the 2010 election

Moderate Party 27.90%

Centre Party 6.18%

Liberal People's Party 9.99%

Christian Democrats 8.74%

Swedish Social Democratic Party 25.72%

Left Party 6.16%

Green Party 9.49%

Sweden Democrats 4.75%

Other Parties 1.06%


  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2017" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 57°56′N 12°32′E / 57.933°N 12.533°E / 57.933; 12.533