Gnesta Municipality

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Gnesta Municipality
Gnesta kommun
Coat of arms of Gnesta Municipality
Coat of arms
Gnesta Municipality in Södermanland County.png
Country Sweden
County Södermanland County
Seat Gnesta
 • 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)[2]
 • Total 10,861
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Södermanland
Municipal code 0461

Gnesta Municipality (Gnesta kommun) is a municipality in Södermanland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Gnesta, with some 5,000 inhabitants.

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.

Notable Events[edit]

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.


Sister cities[edit]

Gnesta has two sister cities, both with around 6,000 inhabitants:


  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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°03′N 17°18′E / 59.050°N 17.300°E / 59.050; 17.300