Falun Municipality

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Falu kommun
Coat of arms of Falu kommun
Coat of arms
Falun Municipality in Dalarna County.png
Country Sweden
County Dalarna County
Seat Falun
 • Total 2,275.17 km2 (878.45 sq mi)
 • Land 2,040.13 km2 (787.70 sq mi)
 • Water 235.04 km2 (90.75 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2015)[2]
 • Total 56,894
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalarna
Municipal code 2080
Website www.falun.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Falun Municipality (Falu kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Falun. Falun is the second biggest city and provincial capital of Dalarna County. Falun was originally famous for its copper mine.

The present municipality was formed at the time of the local government reform of 1971, when the City of Falun and six surrounding rural municipalities were amalgamated.


Local politics[edit]

The Falu Party is a party with local interests.

Sister cities[edit]

The following places have sister cities agreements with Falun:

Falun also has two cooperation towns without formal sistering treaty:


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 60°36′N 15°38′E / 60.600°N 15.633°E / 60.600; 15.633