Västervik Municipality

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Västervik Municipality

Västerviks kommun
Västervik Railway Station
Västervik Railway Station
Coat of arms of Västervik Municipality
Coat of arms
Västervik Municipality in Kalmar County.png
CountrySweden
CountyKalmar County
SeatVästervik
Area
 • Total3,596.85 km2 (1,388.75 sq mi)
 • Land1,874.43 km2 (723.72 sq mi)
 • Water1,722.42 km2 (665.03 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total36,680
 • Density10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceSmåland
Municipal code0883
Websitewww.vastervik.se
The municipalities of Västervik and (partially) Valdemarsvik belong to the Tjust region with an extensive coastal archipelago.

Västervik Municipality (Swedish: Västerviks kommun) is a municipality in Kalmar County, south-eastern Sweden, with its seat in the city of Västervik.

The present municipality was created in 1971, when the former City of Västervik was amalgamated with eight surrounding rural municipalities.

Localities[edit]

There are 11 urban areas (also called localities, Swedish: tätorter) in Västervik 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 Västervik 20,694
2 Gamleby 2,805
3 Ankarsrum 1,337
4 Överum 1,270
5 Gunnebo 989
6 Piperskärr 462
7 Loftahammar 432
8 Hjorted 338
9 Edsbruk 311
10 Totebo 256
11 Almvik 202

Government and politics[edit]

Distribution of the 57 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:

Results of the 2010 Swedish general election in Västervik:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:[3]

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.
  3. ^ http://www.vastervik.se/templates/VVKommun_Page.aspx?id=2350

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 57°45′N 16°38′E / 57.750°N 16.633°E / 57.750; 16.633