Orsa Municipality

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Orsa Municipality

Orsa kommun
View from the Grönklitt mountain
View from the Grönklitt mountain
Coat of arms of Orsa Municipality
Coat of arms
Orsa Municipality in Dalarna County.png
Coordinates: 61°07′N 14°37′E / 61.117°N 14.617°E / 61.117; 14.617Coordinates: 61°07′N 14°37′E / 61.117°N 14.617°E / 61.117; 14.617
CountyDalarna County
 • Total1,797.39 km2 (693.98 sq mi)
 • Land1,730.85 km2 (668.28 sq mi)
 • Water66.54 km2 (25.69 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total6,911
 • Density3.8/km2 (10.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code2034
Density is calculated using land area only.

Orsa Municipality (Orsa kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Orsa.

Orsa is one of a few municipalities in Sweden which has not been amalgamated, but retains its area from the time it was instituted as a municipal entity in 1863.


The town of Orsa is located on the north-eastern shore of the 53 km² large Lake Orsa (Orsasjön). Through a southern water passage it is connected with one of Sweden's largest lakes: Siljan.

By the shores of Orsasjön the Orsa Camping was inaugurated in 1932. With a kilometer long sandy beach, it has received several awards for its quality and beauty, and is by some referred to as the Dalarna Riviera.

Nature sights include the Grönklitt mountain, that houses a notable bear park and skiing hill. The bear park is an enclosed area where not only bears but also wolves, lynx, siberian tigers and wolverines reside, and is the biggest bear park in northern Europe.


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  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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