Strömsund Municipality

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Strömsund Municipality

Strömsunds kommun
Coat of arms of Strömsund Municipality
Coat of arms
Strömsund Municipality in Jämtland County.png
CountrySweden
CountyJämtland County
SeatStrömsund
Area
 • Total11,780.57 km2 (4,548.50 sq mi)
 • Land10,465.08 km2 (4,040.59 sq mi)
 • Water1,315.49 km2 (507.91 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total11,703
 • Density0.99/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceJämtland and Ångermanland
Municipal code2313
Websitewww.stromsund.se

Strömsund Municipality (Swedish: Strömsunds kommun) is a municipality in Jämtland County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Strömsund.

The nearest larger city is Östersund, the provincial capital of Jämtland, which is located approximately 100 km to the south.

History[edit]

Strömsund Municipality was formed in 1974 through the amalgamation of the former municipalities of Fjällsjö, Frostviken, Hammerdal and Ström. The most populous locality in the area, Strömsund, was chosen as administrative centre, and it also gave its name to the new entity.

Geography[edit]

With an area of roughly 12,000 km² (4,500 sq mi), it is the sixth largest in Sweden, and one of the most sparsely populated. The town Strömsund has a municipal population of about 3,500 and is located on the slopes of Ströms vattudal, the river that flows through the town. Among locals, the town itself is usually referred to as Ström or Flata (a reference to the flack slope on which the central parts of the town is built).

Localities[edit]

There are seven localities (or urban areas) in Strömsund Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population Notes
1 Strömsund 3,516
2 Hammerdal 996
3 Hoting 749 Was prior to 1974 part of Västernorrland and is part of the Ångermanland frontier region.[4]
4 Backe 625 Was prior to 1974 part of Västernorrland and is part of the Ångermanland frontier region.[4]
5 Gäddede 456
6 Rossön 400 Was prior to 1974 part of Västernorrland and is part of the Ångermanland frontier region.[4]
7 Näsviken 221

The municipal seat in bold

Industry[edit]

Forest industry has traditionally been an important industry, but today tourism also has an important part. Like the rest of Jämtland, nature is what attracts visitors, with its blend of forests, mountains, lakes and rivers.

The two most visited sights are Hembygdsgården in Strömsund (16,000 visitors) and Hällingsåfallet (12,000 visitors).[5]

Another popular site is the cave Korallgrottan.

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. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
  4. ^ a b c History of Fjällsjö: (Swedish description)År 1971 fördes Bodums, Fjällsjö samt Tåsjö församlingar över från Västernorrlands län till Jämtlands län och inkorporerades därvid med Strömsunds kommun.
  5. ^ Official site ‹See Tfd›(in Swedish)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 63°51′N 15°35′E / 63.850°N 15.583°E / 63.850; 15.583