Storfors Municipality

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Storfors Municipality
Storfors kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Storfors Municipality
Coat of arms
Storfors Municipality in Värmland County.png
Country Sweden
County Värmland County
Seat Storfors
Area[1]
 • Total 472.71 km2 (182.51 sq mi)
 • Land 391.47 km2 (151.15 sq mi)
 • Water 81.24 km2 (31.37 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 4,046
 • Density 8.6/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Värmland
Municipal code 1760
Website www.storfors.se

Storfors Municipality (Storfors kommun) is a municipality in Värmland County in west central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Storfors, which has approximately 2,500 inhabitants.

The first local government unit named Storfors was created in 1950 when a market town (köping) by that name was detached from Kroppa. (The rest of Kroppa is since 1971 in Filipstad Municipality.) In 1967 Ullvättern was amalgamated with Storfors, making up the present municipal territory.

Storfors is one of Sweden's least populated municipalities. The nearest city is Karlstad, approximately 50 kilometers to the west.

Several small lakes and streams offer fishing opportunities. The countryside is also suitable for other outdoor activities, including walking and hiking.

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 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 59°32′N 14°16′E / 59.533°N 14.267°E / 59.533; 14.267