Västervik Municipality

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

Västervik Municipality

Västerviks kommun
Västervik Railway Station

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

Localities

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.

#LocalityPopulation
1Västervik20,694
2Gamleby2,805
3Ankarsrum1,337
4Överum1,270
5Gunnebo989
6Piperskärr462
7Loftahammar432
8Hjorted338
9Edsbruk311
10Totebo256
11Almvik202

Government and politics

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

Results of the 2010 Swedish general election in Västervik:

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

The municipality is twinned with:[3]

References

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