Kungsör Municipality

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Kungsör Municipality
Kungsörs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Kungsör Municipality
Coat of arms
Kungsör Municipality in Västmanland County2.png
Country Sweden
County Västmanland County
Seat Kungsör
Area[1]
 • Total 227.13 km2 (87.70 sq mi)
 • Land 202.65 km2 (78.24 sq mi)
 • Water 24.48 km2 (9.45 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 8,432
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Södermanland and Västmanland
Municipal code 1960
Website www.kungsor.se

Kungsör Municipality (Kungsörs kommun) is a municipality in Västmanland County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Kungsör.

The present municipality was formed in 1971 when Kungsör and Kung Karl (from which Kungsör had been detached as a market town (köping) in 1907) were amalgamated

Kungsör is located at the western end of lake Mälaren. The landscape is open, dominated by fields and meadows.

Localities[edit]

Historically, the town grew around the Royal Mansion that King Gustav Vasa had built in the 16th century. Parts of the mansion are still preserved and open for visits. It is located on a cape into the Mälaren.

Sister city: Spydeberg, Norway.

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. 

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Coordinates: 59°25′N 16°05′E / 59.417°N 16.083°E / 59.417; 16.083