|• 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, 2016)|
|• Density||30/km2 (77/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
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
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.
- "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 mars 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. May 12, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
- "Bandy-VM 2017 till Sandviken" (in Swedish). Sandviken Municipality. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- Sandviken - Official site
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