Västerås Municipality

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Västerås kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Västerås kommun
Coat of arms
Västerås Municipality in Västmanland County2.png
Country Sweden
County Västmanland County
Seat Västerås
Area[1]
 • Total 1,137.835976 km2 (439.320926 sq mi)
 • Land 959.015976 km2 (370.278138 sq mi)
 • Water 178.82 km2 (69.04 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 147,420
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västmanland
Municipal code 1980
Website www.vasteras.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Västerås Municipality (Västerås kommun) is a municipality in Västmanland County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Västerås.

The municipality prefers to use the denomination Västerås stad (City of Västerås) for the whole territory, including rural areas.

The municipality evolved gradually during the municipal reforms in Sweden. Most of the amalgamations took place in 1967 and the municipality in its present form was created in 1971. There are 30 original local government units within the present municipality.

Localities[edit]

The largest towns with pop. figures from 2005:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Västerås is twinned with:

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. 
  3. ^ "Gaborone, Västerås city councils twin". Gaborone: Daily News. 27 October 2011. Archived from the original on 23 June 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°37′N 16°32′E / 59.617°N 16.533°E / 59.617; 16.533