Robertsfors Municipality

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Robertsfors Municipality
Robertsfors kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Robertsfors Municipality
Coat of arms
Robertsfors Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Robertsfors
Area[1]
 • Total 2,369.65 km2 (914.93 sq mi)
 • Land 1,292.21 km2 (498.93 sq mi)
 • Water 1,077.44 km2 (416.00 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
 • Total 6,810
 • Density 2.9/km2 (7.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västerbotten
Municipal code 2409
Website www.robertsfors.se
The world's largest cheese slicer in Ånäset.

Robertsfors Municipality (Swedish: Robertsfors kommun) is a municipality in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Robertsfors.

History[edit]

In 1759 the small village Edfastmark became Robertsfors Bruk. It was the Irishman John Jennings and his brother-in-law, the Scotsman Robert Finlay, who founded the new ironworks which also got its name, Robertsfors, from Robert Finlay.[3]

Localities[edit]

There are three localities (or urban areas) in Robertsfors Municipality:[4]

# Locality Population
1 Robertsfors 2,010
2 Ånäset 622
3 Bygdeå 506

The municipal seat in bold

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  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 30 juni 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ Official site (Swedish)
  4. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 64°12′N 20°51′E / 64.200°N 20.850°E / 64.200; 20.850