Varberg Municipality

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Varberg Municipality
Varbergs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Varberg Municipality
Coat of arms
Varberg Municipality in Halland County.png
Country Sweden
County Halland County
Seat Varberg
Area[1]
 • Total 1,703.35 km2 (657.67 sq mi)
 • Land 868.71 km2 (335.41 sq mi)
 • Water 834.64 km2 (322.26 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
 • Total 61,277
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Halland and Västergötland
Municipal code 1383
Website www.varberg.se
Map of Varberg Municipality

Varberg Municipality (Varbergs kommun) is a municipality in Halland County, in southwest Sweden. Its seat is in Varberg.

It was formed in 1971 through the amalgamation of the City of Varberg and the surrounding rural municipalities. There are 25 original local government entities included in the municipality.

5,000 people are commuting out from the municipality, mainly to Gothenburg and Falkenberg. 3,200 people are commuting into Falkenberg.

Localities[edit]

There are 16 urban areas (also called a tätort or locality) in Varberg Municipality.

In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Varberg 26,041
2 Tvååker 2,390
3 Veddige 2,192
4 Träslövsläge 1,985
5 Bua 1,792
6 Trönninge 847
7 Skällinge 603
8 Södra Näs 600
9 Väröbacka 521
10 Rolfstorp 502
11 Tångaberg 445
12 Åsby 429
13 Kungsäter 360
14 Tofta 350
15 Himle 259
16 Löftaskog 226

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:[3]

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 30 juni 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ http://varbergskommun60.kaigan.se/archive/kommun_kansli/Korta%20Fakta%202009.pdf

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