Bengtsfors Municipality

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Bengtsfors Municipality

Bengtsfors kommun
Coat of arms of Bengtsfors Municipality
Coat of arms
Bengtsfors Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
CountrySweden
CountyVästra Götaland County
SeatBengtsfors
Area
 • Total1,059.19 km2 (408.96 sq mi)
 • Land882.93 km2 (340.90 sq mi)
 • Water176.26 km2 (68.05 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total9,846
 • Density9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceDalsland
Municipal code1460
Websitewww.bengtsfors.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Bengtsfors Municipality (Bengtsfors kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Bengtsfors.

The present municipality was formed in 1971 when the former market town (köping) of Bengtsfors (instituted in 1926) was amalgamated with the municipalities of Bäckefors, Lelång and Steneby.

Geography[edit]

The municipality has much water areas, consisting of lakes and streams. It makes it a good place for canoeing, fishing and bathing.

Every year a canoeing marathon called Dalslands Kanot Marathon+, or DKM+, is held. It is an enduring 55 km long (a marathon "plus"), stretching through the many municipal streams, and one of Sweden's largest canoeing competitions.

Bengtsfors is also crossed by the Dalsland Canal.

Localities[edit]

Localities in the municipality and inhabitants:

Politics[edit]

Result of the 2010 election

Moderate Party 23,13%

Centre party 10,86%

Liberal People's Party 5,23%

Christian Democrats 5,85%

Swedish Social Democratic Party 38,47%

Left Party 5,15%

Green Party 4,90%

Sweden Democrats 5,65%

Other Parties 0,78%

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 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°02′N 12°13′E / 59.033°N 12.217°E / 59.033; 12.217