Ragunda Municipality

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Ragunda Municipality

Ragunda kommun
Coat of arms of Ragunda Municipality
Coat of arms
Ragunda Municipality in Jämtland County.png
CountrySweden
CountyJämtland County
SeatHammarstrand
Area
 • Total2,633.11 km2 (1,016.65 sq mi)
 • Land2,511.14 km2 (969.56 sq mi)
 • Water121.97 km2 (47.09 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total5,343
 • Density2.0/km2 (5.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceJämtland
Municipal code2303
Websitewww.ragunda.se

Ragunda Municipality (Swedish: Ragunda kommun [²rɑːˌɡɵnːda])[3] is a municipality in Jämtland County in northern Sweden. Its seat is in Hammarstrand.

The present municipality was formed in 1974, when "old" Ragunda Municipality was amalgamated with the municipalities of Fors and Stugun. Further amalgamations have been discussed due to declining population, but have not been carried out.

Ragunda Municipality is known for being the site of the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Building, which is by the village Utanede. Designed as a Thai royal pavilion, the only one of its kind outside Thailand, it was raised in 1997 in commemoration of King Chulalongkorn's visit there a century earlier.

Döda Fallet (The dead waterfall) is an extinct whitewater rapid in a nature reserve and one of the major tourist attractions of the municipality.

Localities[edit]

There are four localities (or urban areas) in Ragunda Municipality:[4]

# Locality Population
1 Hammarstrand 1,061
2 Stugun 627
3 Västra Bispgården 523
4 Östra Bispgården 294

The municipal seat in bold

Twin cities[edit]

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 19.
  4. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
  5. ^ "Kolme vuosikymmentä pohjoismaisia ystäväkuntasuhteita Karstulassa" (PDF) (in Finnish). Karstulan Pohjola-Norden ry. Retrieved 7 May 2012.[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 63°06′N 16°21′E / 63.100°N 16.350°E / 63.100; 16.350