Götene Municipality

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Götene Municipality

Götene kommun
Coat of arms of Götene Municipality
Coat of arms
Götene Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
CountrySweden
CountyVästra Götaland County
SeatGötene
Area
 • Total620.7686 km2 (239.6801 sq mi)
 • Land404.5686 km2 (156.2048 sq mi)
 • Water216.2 km2 (83.5 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total13,232
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästergötland
Municipal code1471
Websitewww.gotene.se

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

When the first Swedish local government acts went into force in 1863, 20 rural municipal entities (each corresponding to a parish of the Church of Sweden) were created in the area. The municipal reform of 1952 grouped them into three new, larger, units. These were amalgamated in 1967 to form the present municipality.

The two most notable sights in the municipality are the mountain/ridge Kinnekulle (with 306 meters the highest point in the county) and the village Husaby, with an old church and church well, where the first Christian king of Sweden, Olof Skötkonung, is believed to have been baptized.

Localities[edit]

Population figures from Statistics Sweden.

Sister cities[edit]

Götene has a sister city in Lithuania called Pasvalys which has about 7,500 inhabitants.

Tourism[edit]

Götene is part of the Läckö-Kinnekulle tourism area. To boast its geographical uniqueness, it uses a symbol of the Kinnekulle mountain mirroring in Lake Vänern.

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.

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Coordinates: 58°32′N 13°29′E / 58.533°N 13.483°E / 58.533; 13.483