Kil Municipality

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

Kil Municipality

Kils kommun

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 59°30′N 13°18′E
CountrySweden
CountyVärmland County
SeatKil
Area
  Total406.87 km2 (157.09 sq mi)
  Land359.73 km2 (138.89 sq mi)
  Water47.14 km2 (18.20 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
  Total11,962
  Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVärmland
Municipal code1715
Websitewww.kil.se

The local government reform of 1971 amalgamated Stora Kil, Järnskog and a part of Brunskog, thus forming Kil Municipality.

Kil means wedge, crack or similar in Swedish, in this case referring to a bay (old Swedish). The name is at least from the fifteenth century, referring to a bay by the small lake Hyn, where the church was constructed. The town later became the seat of the juridical Kil Hundred, which is known to have existed in 1426.

The wedge is noted in the coat of arms.

Localities

Notability

Sweden's first railroad in 1849.

Sister cities

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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