Bräcke Municipality

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Bräcke Municipality
Bräcke kommun
Coat of arms of Bräcke Municipality
Coat of arms
Bräcke Municipality in Jämtland County.png
Country Sweden
County Jämtland County
Seat Bräcke
 • Total 3,783.7 km2 (1,460.9 sq mi)
 • Land 3,408.2 km2 (1,315.9 sq mi)
 • Water 375.5 km2 (145.0 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 6,492
 • Density 1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Jämtland
Municipal code 2305
Central Bräcke.

Bräcke Municipality (Swedish: Bräcke kommun) is a municipality in Jämtland County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Bräcke.

The present municipality was formed in 1974 when "old" Bräcke Municipality was amalgamated with Kälarne and Revsund. The three former municipalities had been created in 1952. The number of original entities (as of 1863) were six. Due to the declining population in the area further amalgamations have been proposed, but rejected.

One of the most famous people coming from Bräcke Municipality is the former middle distance runner and world record holder Gunder Hägg, who was born in the village Albacken outside of the town Bräcke.


There are four localities (or urban areas) in Bräcke Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Bräcke 1,566
2 Gällö 758
3 Kälarne 492
4 Pilgrimstad 405

The municipal seat in bold



  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. 
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

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Coordinates: 62°45′N 15°25′E / 62.750°N 15.417°E / 62.750; 15.417