Arvika Municipality

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Arvika Municipality
Arvika kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Arvika Municipality
Coat of arms
Arvika Municipality in Värmland County.png
Country Sweden
County Värmland County
Seat Arvika
Area[1]
 • Total 1,956.13 km2 (755.27 sq mi)
 • Land 1,649.06 km2 (636.71 sq mi)
 • Water 307.07 km2 (118.56 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 26,054
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Värmland
Municipal code 1784
Website www.arvika.se

Arvika Municipality (Arvika kommun) is a municipality in Värmland County in west central Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Arvika.

The present municipality was created in 1971 when the former City of Arvika was amalgamated with five rural municipalities of Glava, Gunnarskog, Älgå, Brunskog and Stavnäs.

Arvika is most known for the annual Arvika Festival that attracts international artists.

Localities[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

Politics[edit]

Result of the 2014 municipality election (loss or gain from 2010 elections).

Moderate Party 15.01% Decrease (-4.47%)

Centre party 10.44% Decrease (-0.02%)

Liberal People's Party 4.41% Decrease (-1.87%)

Christian Democrats 1.92% Increase (+0.21%)

Swedish Social Democratic Party 46.72% Decrease (-0.48%)

Left Party 7.10% Increase (+1.10%)

Green Party 5.37% Increase (+0.51%)

Sweden Democrats 8.58% Increase (+4.74%)

Feminist Initiative 0.21% Increase (New)

Other Parties 0.24% Increase (+0.07%)

References[edit]

  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 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 59°39′N 12°35′E / 59.650°N 12.583°E / 59.650; 12.583