Hofors Municipality

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Hofors Municipality
Hofors kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Hofors Municipality
Coat of arms
Hofors Municipality in Gävleborg County.png
Country Sweden
County Gävleborg County
Seat Hofors
Area[1]
 • Total 445.71 km2 (172.09 sq mi)
 • Land 409.94 km2 (158.28 sq mi)
 • Water 35.77 km2 (13.81 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 9,564
 • Density 21/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Gästrikland
Municipal code 2104
Website www.hofors.se

Hofors Municipality (Hofors kommun) is a municipality in Gävleborg County, east central Sweden. Its seat is in Hofors with 7,400 inhabitants, situated at 60°33′N 16°17′E / 60.550°N 16.283°E / 60.550; 16.283.

The first municipality with the name of Hofors was broken away from Torsåker in 1925. In 1971 the two entities were reunited to form the present municipality.

The coat of arms stem from 1968, and is derived from a map from 1539, where the town Hofors was surrounded by iron mines. ([1]).

Localities[edit]

Geography[edit]

Nearest cities are Gävle, 50 kilometers away, and Falun, 30 kilometers away.

Sister cities[edit]

Two sister cities:

Until recently, Tokke in Norway was a sister city, but it has for some reason been discontinued. (Source: [2])

References[edit]

  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. 

Coordinates: 60°33′N 16°17′E / 60.550°N 16.283°E / 60.550; 16.283