Eda Municipality

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Eda Municipality
Eda kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Eda Municipality
Coat of arms
Eda Municipality in Värmland County.png
Country Sweden
County Värmland County
Seat Charlottenberg
Area[1]
 • Total 894.92 km2 (345.53 sq mi)
 • Land 820.18 km2 (316.67 sq mi)
 • Water 74.74 km2 (28.86 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
 • Total 8,481
 • Density 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Värmland
Municipal code 1730
Website www.eda.se

Eda Municipality (Eda kommun) is a municipality in Värmland County in west central Sweden, on the Norwegian border. Its seat is located in the town of Charlottenberg.

The municipal reform of 1971 saw the forming of the present municipality through the amalgamation of "old" Eda with Köla and Järnskog.

Localities[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Distribution of the 35 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:

Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Eda:

Sights[edit]

The perhaps most notable sight is the Eda Fortlet (Eda skans), which was in use from 1650 to 1814. It was the largest fortress in the province of Värmland, with the purpose of defending against Norwegian troops. It was made obsolete with the Union between Sweden and Norway in 1814.

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 30 juni 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°53′N 12°17′E / 59.883°N 12.283°E / 59.883; 12.283