Valdemarsvik Municipality

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Valdemarsvik Municipality

Valdemarsviks kommun
Coat of arms of Valdemarsvik Municipality
Coat of arms
Valdemarsvik Municipality in Östergötland County.png
CountrySweden
CountyÖstergötland County
SeatValdemarsvik
Area
 • Total2,049.56 km2 (791.34 sq mi)
 • Land733.82 km2 (283.33 sq mi)
 • Water1,315.74 km2 (508.01 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
(31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total7,956
 • Density3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceÖstergötland and Småland
Municipal code0563
Websitewww.valdemarsvik.se

Valdemarsvik Municipality (Valdemarsviks kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Valdemarsvik.

Valdemarsvik was originally a market town (köping) under the city of Söderköping. When the first local government acts came into force in Sweden in 1863 Valdemarsvik was not made a municipality of its own, but part of Ringarum. It was detached from Ringarum in 1914. The municipal reform of 1971 created the present municipality by reuniting Ringarum with Valdemarsvik and also adding Gryt and a part of the dissolved Tjust-Ed. The latter territory was transferred from Kalmar County.

Geographically, it is notable for an archipelago and a harbour.

Sights[edit]

The local church is from the 1870s, with extensive renovations in the early 20th century.

Notable natives[edit]

Elections[edit]

Riksdag[edit]

These are the results of the Riksdag elections of Söderköping Municipality since the 1972 municipality reform. The results of the Sweden Democrats were not published by SCB between 1988 and 1998 at a municipal level to the party's small nationwide size at the time. "Turnout" denotes the percentage of the electorate casting a ballot, whereas "Votes" only denotes valid votes.

Year Turnout Votes V S MP C L KD M SD ND
1973[3] 92.8 5,892 3.9 46.5 0.0 30.9 5.3 2.2 11.0 0.0 0.0
1976[4] 93.6 6,229 2.8 46.7 0.0 30.4 5.3 1.9 13.0 0.0 0.0
1979[5] 92.7 6,289 3.5 46.9 0.0 26.2 5.7 1.6 15.2 0.0 0.0
1982[6] 92.9 6,857 3.5 47.8 1.3 23.0 3.9 2.0 18.4 0.0 0.0
1985[7] 91.7 6,047 3.4 48.0 0.9 21.2 8.7 0.0 17.7 0.0 0.0
1988[8] 87.3 5,674 3.3 47.7 4.0 20.8 6.9 2.5 14.7 0.0 0.0
1991[9] 87.5 5,736 2.9 41.8 2.2 16.4 4.7 6.8 16.7 0.0 7.1
1994[10] 87.9 5,817 3.6 47.8 4.7 15.4 2.9 4.5 18.0 0.0 1.5
1998[11] 81.8 5,306 9.2 39.5 3.7 14.0 1.7 11.6 18.4 0.0 0.0
2002[12] 80.6 5,123 5.7 43.4 3.3 15.4 7.7 9.0 13.8 0.4 0.0
2006[13] 82.5 5,214 4.0 40.2 2.7 14.7 4.2 6.6 22.9 2.5 0.0
2010[14] 85.0 5,331 4.1 37.0 4.2 11.9 4.2 5.2 26.2 6.4 0.0
2014[15] 87.1 5,378 3.7 35.3 3.3 10.5 2.8 3.5 20.0 18.5 0.0

Blocs

This lists the relative strength of the socialist and centre-right blocs since 1973, but parties not elected to the Riksdag are inserted as "other", including the Sweden Democrats results from 1988 to 2006, but also the Christian Democrats pre-1991 and the Greens in 1982, 1985 and 1991. The sources are identical to the table above. The coalition or government mandate marked in bold formed the government after the election. New Democracy got elected in 1991 but are still listed as "other" due to the short lifespan of the party. "Elected" is the total number of percentage points from the municipality that went to parties who were elected to the Riksdag.

Year Turnout Votes Left Right SD Other Elected
1973 92.8 5,892 50.4 47.2 0.0 0.6 99.4
1976 93.6 6,229 49.5 48.7 0.0 1.8 98.2
1979 92.7 6,289 50.4 47.1 0.0 2.5 97.5
1982 92.9 6,857 51.3 45.3 0.0 3.4 96.6
1985 91.7 6,047 51.4 47.6 0.0 1.0 99.0
1988 87.3 5,674 55.0 42.4 0.0 2.6 97.4
1991 87.5 5,736 44.7 44.6 0.0 10.7 96.4
1994 87.9 5,817 56.1 40.8 0.0 3.1 96.9
1998 81.8 5,306 52.4 45.7 0.0 1.9 98.1
2002 80.6 5,123 52.4 45.9 0.0 1.7 98.3
2006 82.5 5,214 46.9 48.4 0.0 4.7 95.3
2010 85.0 5,331 45.3 47.5 6.4 0.8 99.2
2014 87.1 5,378 42.3 36.8 18.5 2.4 97.6

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.
  3. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1973 (page 162)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1976 (page 157)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1979 (page 181)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1982 (page 182)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1985 (page 183)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1988 (page 164)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1991 (page 24)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1994 (page 38)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1998 (page 34)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Valdemarsviks kommun 2002" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Valdemarsviks kommun 2006" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Valdemarsviks kommun 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Valdemarsviks kommun 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 26 August 2017.

External links[edit]

A 1913 postcard from Valdemarsvik

Coordinates: 58°12′N 16°36′E / 58.200°N 16.600°E / 58.200; 16.600