Forshaga Municipality

Forshaga Municipality (Forshaga kommun) is a municipality in Värmland County in west central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Forshaga.

Forshaga Municipality

Forshaga kommun
Slottet villa (1880s)

Coat of arms
CountrySweden
CountyVärmland County
SeatForshaga
Area
  Total397.29 km2 (153.39 sq mi)
  Land348.18 km2 (134.43 sq mi)
  Water49.11 km2 (18.96 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
  Total11,518
  Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVärmland
Municipal code1763
Websitewww.forshaga.se

The first municipality named Forshaga was a market town (köping) which was detached from Grava in 1944. The local government reform of the 1970s made Forshaga a unitary municipality in 1971 and in 1974 Ullerud was added to it.

Forshaga was known in the 14th century as a location for salmon fishing in the river Klarälven. Salmons were used both locally and transported to monasteries in southern Sweden. Forshaga is still known for its rich fishing waters, which attract hobby sport fishers from all over the country.

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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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