Munkfors Municipality

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Munkfors Municipality
Munkfors kommun
Coat of arms of Munkfors Municipality
Coat of arms
Munkfors Municipality in Värmland County.png
Country Sweden
County Värmland County
Seat Munkfors
 • Total 147.97 km2 (57.13 sq mi)
 • Land 141.58 km2 (54.66 sq mi)
 • Water 6.39 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 3,738
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Värmland
Municipal code 1762

Munkfors Municipality (Munkfors kommun) is a municipality in Värmland County in west central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Munkfors.

In 1952 the rural municipality Ransäter got the title of a market town (köping) and the name Munkfors after its only built-up locality. With the local government reform of 1971 it became a municipality of unitary type without addition of territory. The municipality is today the 9th smallest by population in Sweden.

In Ransäter lies the Geijer School, in honour of author Erik Gustaf Geijer (1783-1843), who was born at the Ransäter farm. A second notable Ransäter native was Tage Erlander (1901-1985), who was Prime Minister of Sweden 1946-1969.

The municipality has one sister city: Lindsborg, Kansas, U.S.A.


  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°50′N 13°32′E / 59.833°N 13.533°E / 59.833; 13.533