Sandviken Municipality

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Sandviken Municipality
Sandvikens kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Sandviken Municipality
Coat of arms
Sandviken Municipality in Gävleborg County.png
Country Sweden
County Gävleborg County
Seat Sandviken
Area[1]
 • 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)[2]
 • Total 38,386
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Gästrikland
Municipal code 2181
Website www.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 mars 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. May 12, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  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