Hofors Municipality

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Hofors Municipality

Hofors kommun
Coat of arms of Hofors Municipality
Coat of arms
Hofors Municipality in Gävleborg County.png
CountrySweden
CountyGävleborg County
SeatHofors
Area
 • Total445.71 km2 (172.09 sq mi)
 • Land409.94 km2 (158.28 sq mi)
 • Water35.77 km2 (13.81 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total9,602
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceGästrikland
Municipal code2104
Websitewww.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" (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.

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