Hjo Municipality

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Hjo Municipality

Hjo kommun
Coat of arms of Hjo Municipality
Coat of arms
Hjo Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
CountrySweden
CountyVästra Götaland County
SeatHjo
Area
 • Total584.47 km2 (225.67 sq mi)
 • Land297.04 km2 (114.69 sq mi)
 • Water287.43 km2 (110.98 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total9,176
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästergötland
Municipal code1497
Websitewww.hjo.se

Hjo Municipality (Hjo kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Hjo.

The municipality was created in 1971, when the City of Hjo was amalgamated with a part of the rural municipality Värsås. In 1974 parts of Fröjered and Fågelås were added.

Geography[edit]

Geographically it is situated by the western shore of Lake Vättern. The large and fish-rich waters have been the main influence on the industry. The largest rivulet intersecting the municipality from Vättern is the Hjo River. Parts of it have been made a nature reserve. Partly this is due to the salmon (Salmo trutta) and the grayling (Thymallus thymallus) that occur natural in the rivulet, but have had hard times due to dams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.

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Coordinates: 58°18′N 14°17′E / 58.300°N 14.283°E / 58.300; 14.283