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|• Total||538.14 km2 (207.78 sq mi)|
|• Land||461.24 km2 (178.09 sq mi)|
|• Water||76.9 km2 (29.7 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2014.|
|Population (December 31, 2016)|
|• Density||20/km2 (52/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The present municipality was created in 1992, when Nyköping Municipality (of which it had been a part since 1974) was split up.
It is in the middle of the cultural Södermanland province. Although it only has around 10,000 permanent inhabitants, the population increases substantially in the summer due to the many summer houses.
Industry-wise, Gnesta mostly has small companies with few employed. There are about 800 registered companies in the municipality, and a "large" company would have 25-50 employees.
From Statistics Sweden, 2004.
Gnesta became Hedestad when Stieg Larsson's book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was made into a film. Filming took place in April 2008. The film premiered worldwide, and in Gnesta, on 27 February 2009.
Gnesta has two sister cities, both with around 6,000 inhabitants:
- "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.
- Gnesta Municipality - Official site