Motala Municipality

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Motala Municipality

Motala kommun
Coat of arms of Motala Municipality
Coat of arms
Motala Municipality in Östergötland County.png
CountyÖstergötland County
 • Total1,267.23 km2 (489.28 sq mi)
 • Land983.49 km2 (379.73 sq mi)
 • Water283.74 km2 (109.55 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total43,687
 • Density34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code0583
Density is calculated using land area only.

Motala Municipality (Motala kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Motala.

In 1971 Motala Municipality was formed by the amalgamation of the City of Motala with some of the adjacent rural municipalities. Three years later more entities were added, among them the former City of Vadstena. In 1980 a new Vadstena Municipality was split off.

Geographically, Motala is situated where Lake Vättern drains into the river system of Motala ström, which was of central importance to the massive industrialization of Sweden in the 19th century.

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Figures as of 2000, from Statistics Sweden.

  1. Motala 30,136 (seat)
  2. Borensberg 2,667
  3. Tjällmo 562
  4. Fornåsa 446
  5. Nykyrka 434
  6. Fågelsta 334
  7. Österstad 329
  8. Klockrike 275
  9. Godegård 200

The population decreased by approximately 2% in most of the localities between the earlier census 1995 and the one in 2000.


The largest employer is the municipality itself, employing circa 3,400 people. The next is the county council with 1,775.

Of the private employers, Electrolux and Dometic have a total of 1,400; Autoliv 425; Hycop 325; Saab-Bofors Dynamics circa 300; And Motala Verkstad some 180. (source [1])

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:


  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.

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Coordinates: 58°32′N 15°02′E / 58.533°N 15.033°E / 58.533; 15.033