Linköping Municipality

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Linköping Municipality
Linköpings kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Linköping Municipality
Coat of arms
Motto: Linköping - where ideas come to life
Linköping Municipality in Östergötland County.png
Country Sweden
County Östergötland County
Seat Linköping
Area[1]
 • Total 1,568.26 km2 (605.51 sq mi)
 • Land 1,427.44 km2 (551.14 sq mi)
 • Water 140.82 km2 (54.37 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 155,817
 • Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Östergötland
Municipal code 0580
Website www.linkoping.se

Linköping Municipality (Linköpings kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County in southern Sweden. With 152,966 inhabitants, it is the fifth largest municipality in Sweden.

The municipality is bordered in the west by Motala, and thence clockwise by Finspång, Norrköping, Söderköping, Åtvidaberg, Kinda, Boxholm and Mjölby municipalities.

The present municipality was formed in 1971 by the amalgamation of the City of Linköping with five surrounding rural municipalities. The number of original local government entities (as of 1863) making up Linköping Municipality is 32.

Linköping is one of the few municipalities in Sweden to style the speaker of the assembly as mayor.

Linköping wants to create a sustainable development of the city and therefore plan to become a carbon neutral community by 2025.

International relations[edit]

Sign post showing the municipality's twin towns and sister cities

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Sister cities to Linköping are

Roskilde Municipality, Denmark chose in the summer of 2007 to cancel its sistership agreements with four Scandinavian local government entities, including Linköping Municipality.[3]

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. 
  3. ^ Corren 7/18 2007. (Swedish)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 58°24′N 15°37′E / 58.400°N 15.617°E / 58.400; 15.617