Vänersborg Municipality

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Vänersborg Municipality
Vänersborgs kommun
Coat of arms of Vänersborg Municipality
Coat of arms
Vänersborg Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Vänersborg
 • Total 898.83 km2 (347.04 sq mi)
 • Land 642.7 km2 (248.1 sq mi)
 • Water 256.13 km2 (98.89 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 38,955
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland and Dalsland
Municipal code 1487
Website www.vanersborg.se

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

The present municipality was created during the local government reform in the early 1970s. In 1971 the City of Vänersborg became a municipality of unitary type and three years later it was amalgamated with three surrounding municipalities. The number of original local government entities (as of 1863) is eight.


International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Vänersborg:[3]

External links[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. 
  3. ^ "Nätverk och vänorter". Vänersborgs kommun. 

Coordinates: 58°23′N 12°19′E / 58.383°N 12.317°E / 58.383; 12.317