Forshaga Municipality

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Forshaga Municipality
Forshaga kommun
Coat of arms of Forshaga Municipality
Coat of arms
Forshaga Municipality in Värmland County.png
Country Sweden
County Värmland County
Seat Forshaga
 • Total 397.29 km2 (153.39 sq mi)
 • Land 348.18 km2 (134.43 sq mi)
 • Water 49.11 km2 (18.96 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 11,451
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Värmland
Municipal code 1763

Forshaga Municipality (Forshaga kommun) is a municipality in Värmland County in west central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Forshaga.

The first municipality named Forshaga was a market town (köping) which was detached from Grava in 1944. The local government reform of the 1970s made Forshaga a unitary municipality in 1971 and in 1974 Ullerud was added to it.

Forshaga was known in the 14th century as a location for salmon fishing in the river Klarälven. Salmons were used both locally and transported to monasteries in southern Sweden. Forshaga is still known for its rich fishing waters, which attract hobby sport fishers from all over the country.



  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. 

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Coordinates: 59°32′N 13°28′E / 59.533°N 13.467°E / 59.533; 13.467