Sandviken Municipality

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Sandviken Municipality
Sandvikens kommun
Coat of arms of Sandviken Municipality
Coat of arms
Sandviken Municipality in Gävleborg County.png
Country Sweden
County Gävleborg County
Seat Sandviken
 • Total 1,297.07 km2 (500.80 sq mi)
 • Land 1,166.4 km2 (450.3 sq mi)
 • Water 130.67 km2 (50.45 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2015)[2]
 • Total 37,910
 • Density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Gästrikland
Municipal code 2181

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.

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.

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

See also: Sandvik, University College of Gävle


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