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
Country Sweden
County Gävleborg County
Seat Bergsjö
 • Total 2,525.99 km2 (975.29 sq mi)
 • Land 1,370.64 km2 (529.21 sq mi)
 • Water 1,155.35 km2 (446.08 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2015)[2]
 • Total 9,462
 • Density 3.7/km2 (9.7/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Hälsingland
Municipal code 2132

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).


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])


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