City Hall of Strömstad
|County||Västra Götaland County|
|• Total||951.83 km2 (367.50 sq mi)|
|• Land||467.48 km2 (180.50 sq mi)|
|• Water||484.35 km2 (187.01 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2014.|
|Population (December 31, 2016)|
|• Density||14/km2 (36/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The municipality got its present boundaries in 1967, when the City of Strömstad was merged with the two adjacent rural municipalities Tjärnö and Vette. Vette had been created in 1952 out of four older entities.
Strömstad Municipality is located on the Norwegian border and is known to attract large numbers of shoppers from Norway due to the marked price gap, notably in the tax burdend alcohol and tobaccos, but also groceries such as meat and sugar. There are also a great deal to save on automotive services.
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- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.