Smedjebacken Municipality

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Smedjebackens kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Smedjebackens kommun
Coat of arms
Smedjebacken Municipality in Dalarna County.png
Country Sweden
County Dalarna County
Seat Smedjebacken
Area[1]
 • Total 1,057.81 km2 (408.42 sq mi)
 • Land 947.92 km2 (365.99 sq mi)
 • Water 109.89 km2 (42.43 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
 • Total 10,826
 • Density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalarna
Municipal code 2061
Website www.smedjebacken.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Smedjebacken Municipality (Smedjebackens kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Smedjebacken.

The present municipality was formed in two steps during the last nationwide local government reform in Sweden. In 1967 the market town (köping) Smedjebacken was reunited with Norrbärke from which it had been detached in 1918. In 1974 Söderbärke was added.

The municipality borders to eight other municipalities.

Localities[edit]

The coat of arms depicts a sailing ship and cogwheels. These are intended to show the old and new industry sectors of the municipality. It was first granted 1947, but has undergone a few redesigns since. In Smedjebacken there is a skiingclub NSKalpin.com which has a live webcamera from the slope. You can also find it on Google Earth and YouTube. Also close by is Lernbo where the biggest sportsfishing retailer in Europe has its headquarters.

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. 

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Coordinates: 60°08′N 15°25′E / 60.133°N 15.417°E / 60.133; 15.417