Kinda Municipality

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Kinda Municipality

Kinda kommun
Coat of arms of Kinda Municipality
Coat of arms
Kinda Municipality in Östergötland County.png
CountrySweden
CountyÖstergötland County
SeatKisa
Area
 • Total1,301.96 km2 (502.69 sq mi)
 • Land1,129.47 km2 (436.09 sq mi)
 • Water172.49 km2 (66.60 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total9,915
 • Density7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceÖstergötland
Municipal code0513
Websitewww.kinda.se

Kinda Municipality (Kinda kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County, southeast Sweden. The municipal seat is located in the town Kisa, with some 4,000 inhabitants.

The present municipality was created in 1974 through the amalgamation of three municipalities called Norra Kinda, Södra Kinda and Västra Kinda (North, South and West Kinda respectively), which had been formed in 1952 from the nine original entities. The name was taken from the old Kinda Hundred.

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Nature[edit]

Naturewise, the municipality is above all known for the Kinda Canal, a waterway of canals taking boat tours from lake Roxen south through Linköping, ending in Horn. The total distance is 90 km.

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 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.

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Coordinates: 57°59′N 15°37′E / 57.983°N 15.617°E / 57.983; 15.617