Västerås Municipality

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Västerås Municipality
Västerås kommun
Västerås City Hall
Västerås City Hall
Coat of arms of Västerås Municipality
Västerås Municipality in Västmanland County2.png
Coordinates: 59°37′N 16°32′E / 59.617°N 16.533°E / 59.617; 16.533Coordinates: 59°37′N 16°32′E / 59.617°N 16.533°E / 59.617; 16.533
CountrySweden
CountyVästmanland County
SeatVästerås
Area
 • Total1,137.835976 km2 (439.320926 sq mi)
 • Land959.015976 km2 (370.278138 sq mi)
 • Water178.82 km2 (69.04 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total156,838
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästmanland
Municipal code1980
Websitewww.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]

As of 2018, there were 17 localities in the municipality:[3]

Municipality Population
Västerås 127 799
Skultuna 3 342
Hökåsen 3 023
Irsta 2 833
Kvicksund 2 208
Tillberga 2 164
Barkarö 1 546
Enhagen-Ekbacken 1 091
Dingtuna 1 032
Tidö-Lindö 710
Malmen 522
Örtagården 471
Tortuna 418
Harkie 284
Munga 272
Lycksta 240
Kärsta och Bredsdal 221

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Västerås is twinned with:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2022. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  3. ^ "Folkmängd per tätort efter region och vart 5:e år" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  4. ^ "Nätverk och vänorter" (in Swedish). Västerås Municipality. Retrieved 2019-07-28.

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