|• Total||310.41 km2 (119.85 sq mi)|
|• Land||269.04 km2 (103.88 sq mi)|
|• Water||41.37 km2 (15.97 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2014.|
|Population (December 31, 2016)|
|• Density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The City of Fagersta (instituted in 1944) was in 1967 merged with Västervåla parish (which had been part of Surahammar Municipality since 1963). In 1971 it was transformed into a municipality of unitary type.
The municipal seat, Fagersta, is the only locality within the municipality with more than 200 inhabitants.
Politics of Fagersta
Fagersta is known in Sweden for being a stronghold of Vänsterpartiet (Left party). In the last municipal elections, in 2006, vänsterpartiet got 58,30% of the votes. This outcome was the most successful, nationally, for vänsterpartiet in the municipal elections. Further this makes Fagersta the only Swedish municipality with the former communist party in a majority. The success for the party locally is ascribed to the popular local frontsman Stig Henriksson.
- "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.
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