Nordanstig Municipality

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Nordanstig Municipality
Nordanstigs kommun
Coat of arms of Nordanstig Municipality
Coat of arms
Nordanstig Municipality in Gävleborg County.png
CountyGävleborg County
 • Total2,525.99 km2 (975.29 sq mi)
 • Land1,370.64 km2 (529.21 sq mi)
 • Water1,155.35 km2 (446.08 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total9,481
 • Density3.8/km2 (9.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code2132

Nordanstig Municipality (Nordanstigs kommun) is a municipality in Gävleborg County, east central Sweden.

The municipal seat is located in Bergsjö.

The municipality was created in 1974 when Bergsjö, Gnarp, Hassela and Harmånger were amalgamated. The name chosen for the new municipality was taken from a corresponding ecclesiastical entity, Nordanstigs kontrakt, which got this name in 1916 on the initiative of Nathan Söderblom, the archbishop of Uppsala.

The current municipal arms was designed in the mid 80's. It depicts: A horse to symbolize the forest and agricultural industry; the net symbolizes fishing and six net mesh to symbolize the six municipal parishes (Hassela, Bergsjö, Ilsbo, Gnarp, Jättendal and Harmånger).

Olympic gold medalist in slalom from 2018 PyongChang, André Myhrer, is born in Bergsjö, Nordanstig municipality.


It also has one sister city: Holeby in Denmark.



The manufacturing industry provides 25% of the employment; service and communications 14%; agriculture, forest and fishing industries 6%; education and research 9%.

Largest private employers are:

  1. Strömsbruksfabriken - 150 employees
  2. Trima AB - 125 employees
  3. Plyfa AB - 80 employees
  4. SMP Parts - 50 employees
  5. Hassela utbildningscenter - 40 employees
  6. Tjärnviks Trä AB - 40 employees

(Source: [1])


  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 2017" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.

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Coordinates: 61°59′N 17°04′E / 61.983°N 17.067°E / 61.983; 17.067