Sandviken Municipality

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Sandviken Municipality

Sandvikens kommun
Sandviken Railway Station
Sandviken Railway Station
Coat of arms of Sandviken Municipality
Coat of arms
Sandviken Municipality in Gävleborg County.png
CountrySweden
CountyGävleborg County
SeatSandviken
Area
 • Total1,297.07 km2 (500.80 sq mi)
 • Land1,166.4 km2 (450.3 sq mi)
 • Water130.67 km2 (50.45 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total39,208
 • Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceGästrikland
Municipal code2181
Websitewww.sandviken.se

Sandviken Municipality (Sandvikens kommun) is a municipality in Gävleborg County, in east central Sweden. The seat is the town Sandviken.

The present municipality was created in 1971 through the amalgamation of the City of Sandviken (itself instituted in 1943) with a number of surrounding rural municipalities.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was granted to the then City of Sandviken upon its institution in 1943. The device in the middle is a steam hammer. After the municipality reform of 1971 the arms was taken over by the new, larger, entity.

Name[edit]

Note: As Sandviken means the sandy bay there are numerous other places of that name throughout Scandinavia.

Sports[edit]

Sandviken Municipality will be one of the co-arrangers of the 2017 Bandy World Championship, which will be held in Göransson Arena, a municipality owned bandy arena in Sandviken.[3]

See also[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 31 december 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Bandy-VM 2017 till Sandviken" (in Swedish). Sandviken Municipality. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 60°37′N 16°47′E / 60.617°N 16.783°E / 60.617; 16.783