Fagersta Municipality

Fagersta Municipality (Fagersta kommun) is a municipality in Västmanland County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Fagersta.

Fagersta Municipality

Fagersta kommun

Coat of arms
CountrySweden
CountyVästmanland County
SeatFagersta
Area
  Total310.41 km2 (119.85 sq mi)
  Land269.04 km2 (103.88 sq mi)
  Water41.37 km2 (15.97 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
  Total13,464
  Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästmanland
Municipal code1982
Websitewww.fagersta.se

The City of Fagersta (instituted in 1944) was in 1967 merged with Västervåla parish (which had been part of Surahammar Municipality since 1963). In 1971 it was transformed into a municipality of unitary type.


Localities

The municipal seat, Fagersta, is the only locality within the municipality with more than 200 inhabitants.

Politics of Fagersta

Fagersta is historically a left wing stronghold, with mostly a social democratic majority running the town, a trend only broken with a further left majority between 1998-2014.

Sights

Engelsberg Ironworks is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Notable people

References

  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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