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Forshaga Church
Forshaga is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 59°32′N 13°28′E / 59.533°N 13.467°E / 59.533; 13.467Coordinates: 59°32′N 13°28′E / 59.533°N 13.467°E / 59.533; 13.467
CountyVärmland County
MunicipalityForshaga Municipality
 • Total5.18 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total6,229
 • Density1,201/km2 (3,110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Forshaga is a locality and the seat of Forshaga Municipality, Värmland County, Sweden, with 6,229 inhabitants in 2010.[1]


The municipality has more than 850 small and medium-sized companies across a broad spectrum of industries. A number of them are active in dental technology and in the care and rehabilitation of youths.

Forshaga municipality is the largest employer with about 950 employees. The largest private company in Forshaga is Stora Enso which has about 100 employees. Stora Enso is active in the paper industry and a member of the regional company cluster Paper Province.[2]

Notable natives[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Trade and industry - Forshaga". Retrieved 2017-04-11.