Tidaholm Municipality

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Tidaholm Municipality
Tidaholms kommun
Coat of arms of Tidaholm Municipality
Coat of arms
Tidaholm Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Tidaholm
 • Total 522.95 km2 (201.91 sq mi)
 • Land 518.06 km2 (200.02 sq mi)
 • Water 4.89 km2 (1.89 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2017)[2]
 • Total 12,830
 • Density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1498
Website www.tidaholm.se

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

The municipality is located on the banks of the river Tidan.

In the early 1970s a nationwide local government reform was carried out in Sweden. Urban and rural areas were merged into larger unitary municipalities. The former City of Tidaholm (instituted in 1910) was in 1974 amalgamated with the surrounding rural municipality Hökensås and parts of Dimbo and Fröjered. The number of original entities (as of 1863) within the present municipality is 20.

Many well-preserved medieval churches stand in the municipality. Some church sites also contain examples of early Scandinavian runestones.


  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 2017" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 

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Example of a medieval Swedish church in the Tidaholm area.

Coordinates: 58°11′N 13°57′E / 58.183°N 13.950°E / 58.183; 13.950