Strömstad Municipality

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Strömstad Municipality

Strömstads kommun
City Hall of Strömstad
City Hall of Strömstad
Coat of arms of Strömstad Municipality
Coat of arms
Strömstad Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
CountrySweden
CountyVästra Götaland County
SeatStrömstad
Area
 • Total951.83 km2 (367.50 sq mi)
 • Land467.48 km2 (180.50 sq mi)
 • Water484.35 km2 (187.01 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total13,253
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceBohuslän
Municipal code1486
Websitewww.stromstad.se

Strömstad Municipality (Strömstads kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Strömstad.

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.

Geography[edit]

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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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 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.

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Coordinates: 58°56′N 11°10′E / 58.933°N 11.167°E / 58.933; 11.167