Mariestad Municipality

Coordinates: 58°42′N 13°49′E / 58.700°N 13.817°E / 58.700; 13.817
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Mariestad Municipality
Mariestads kommun
Mariestad Railway Station
Mariestad Railway Station
Coat of arms of Mariestad Municipality
Coordinates: 58°42′N 13°49′E / 58.700°N 13.817°E / 58.700; 13.817
CountrySweden
CountyVästra Götaland County
SeatMariestad
Area
 • Total1,503.1914 km2 (580.3854 sq mi)
 • Land601.1514 km2 (232.1059 sq mi)
 • Water902.04 km2 (348.28 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total24,723
 • Density16/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästergötland
Municipal code1493
Websitewww.mariestad.se

Mariestad Municipality (Mariestads kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Mariestad.

The present municipality was formed in 1971, when the City of Mariestad was amalgamated with four surrounding rural municipalities.

Geography[edit]

Forest in sunlight near Lake Vänern in the Mariestads kommun

Mariestad Municipality is situated on Lake Vänern and is visited by many tourists in summer. The largest fresh water archipelago in Sweden lies within the municipality. Torsö and Brommö are the two largest islands. North of the city, in Sjötorp, Göta Canal meets Lake Vänern.

Localities[edit]

Population centers in the municipality include:

Industry[edit]

The largest employers are Electrolux home products and Katrinefors bruk, a part of Metsä Tissue AB. SCA Packaging AB, RM Perfo AB and Jede AB are other notable companies in Mariestad. Within the IT industry Telia Partner AB and WM-data Infra Solutions AB are the two biggest employers. Just south of Mariestad, in Lugnås, you find Nimbus Produktion AB who manufactures Nimbus boats.

Demographics[edit]

This is a demographic table based on Mariestad Municipality's electoral districts in the 2022 Swedish general election sourced from SVT's election platform, in turn taken from SCB official statistics.[3]

In total there were 24,698 residents, including 19,407 Swedish citizens of voting age.[3] 47.4% voted for the left coalition and 51.5% for the right coalition. Indicators are in percentage points except population totals and income.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Mariestad Municipality is twinned with:

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 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2022. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "Valresultat 2022 för Mariestad i riksdagsvalet" (in Swedish). SVT. 11 September 2022. Retrieved 4 January 2024.
  • Corresponding article on Swedish Wikipedia

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