Östhammar Municipality

Östhammar Municipality (Östhammars kommun) is a municipality in Uppsala County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Östhammar.

Östhammar Municipality
Östhammars kommun
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Coat of arms of Östhammar Municipality
Östhammar Municipality in Uppsala County.png
Coordinates: 60°16′N 18°22′E / 60.267°N 18.367°E / 60.267; 18.367Coordinates: 60°16′N 18°22′E / 60.267°N 18.367°E / 60.267; 18.367
CountrySweden
CountyUppsala County
SeatÖsthammar
Area
 • Total3,486.4 km2 (1,346.1 sq mi)
 • Land1,475.28 km2 (569.61 sq mi)
 • Water2,011.12 km2 (776.50 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total22,364
 • Density6.4/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceUppland
Municipal code0382
Websitewww.osthammar.se

The present municipality was created during the local government reform in the late sixties and early seventies. Already in 1967 the City of Öregrund joined the City of Östhammar in a common municipality. It was the first time a former city joined another local government unit. By 1971 the new combined city became a municipality of unitary type and in 1974 more units were added.

In June 2018 the municipal council voted in favour of the building of Forsmark nuclear waste repository, with the final decision needing to be made by the Swedish government.[3]

LocalitiesEdit

All towns with over 200 inhabitants in 2000, from Statistics Sweden.

Another notable village is Forsmark (pop. 59), where the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant is situated.

ClimateEdit

Österbybruk has a humid continental climate that is quite mild throughout the year, especially considering its northerly latitude.

Climate data for Österbybruk, 2002-2015 (precipitation 1961-1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.0
(50.0)
11.9
(53.4)
17.7
(63.9)
27.4
(81.3)
28.6
(83.5)
30.6
(87.1)
34.4
(93.9)
32.8
(91.0)
27.6
(81.7)
20.6
(69.1)
14.4
(57.9)
12.6
(54.7)
34.4
(93.9)
Average high °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
0.2
(32.4)
4.4
(39.9)
10.9
(51.6)
15.9
(60.6)
19.7
(67.5)
23.0
(73.4)
21.6
(70.9)
16.6
(61.9)
9.4
(48.9)
4.4
(39.9)
1.1
(34.0)
10.5
(50.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.5
(25.7)
−3.1
(26.4)
−0.1
(31.8)
5.3
(41.5)
10.0
(50.0)
14.4
(57.9)
17.3
(63.1)
16.0
(60.8)
11.5
(52.7)
5.7
(42.3)
1.9
(35.4)
−1.7
(28.9)
6.1
(43.0)
Average low °C (°F) −6.6
(20.1)
−6.5
(20.3)
−4.6
(23.7)
−0.2
(31.6)
4.2
(39.6)
8.1
(46.6)
11.6
(52.9)
10.5
(50.9)
6.4
(43.5)
2.0
(35.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
1.6
(34.9)
Record low °C (°F) −34.0
(−29.2)
−30.4
(−22.7)
−27.3
(−17.1)
−13.8
(7.2)
−5.6
(21.9)
−2.0
(28.4)
1.0
(33.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
−4.7
(23.5)
−15.6
(3.9)
−20.9
(−5.6)
−32.4
(−26.3)
−34.0
(−29.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46.5
(1.83)
32.5
(1.28)
33.2
(1.31)
35.0
(1.38)
31.7
(1.25)
38.8
(1.53)
74.6
(2.94)
73.8
(2.91)
58.9
(2.32)
55.1
(2.17)
62.0
(2.44)
51.6
(2.03)
593.6
(23.37)
Source 1: SMHI[4]
Source 2: SMHI Monthly Data 2002-2015[5]


Climate data for Films Kyrkby, 1961-2018 (precipitation 1961-1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
−1.2
(29.8)
2.6
(36.7)
9.0
(48.2)
15.4
(59.7)
20.0
(68.0)
21.7
(71.1)
19.9
(67.8)
15.1
(59.2)
9.6
(49.3)
3.3
(37.9)
−0.4
(31.3)
9.8
(49.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.8
(23.4)
−4.7
(23.5)
−2.0
(28.4)
3.4
(38.1)
9.5
(49.1)
14.2
(57.6)
15.9
(60.6)
14.3
(57.7)
10.1
(50.2)
5.9
(42.6)
0.8
(33.4)
−3.1
(26.4)
5.0
(41.0)
Average low °C (°F) −8.3
(17.1)
−8.4
(16.9)
−6.4
(20.5)
−1.8
(28.8)
4.1
(39.4)
8.4
(47.1)
10.1
(50.2)
9.8
(49.6)
5.0
(41.0)
2.2
(36.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
−5.8
(21.6)
0.2
(32.4)
Source 1: SMHI[6]
Source 2: SMHI Monthly Data 2002-2015[5]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Swedish municipality gives approval for fuel repository". World Nuclear News. 14 October 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Precipitation Normals 1961-1990" (in Swedish). Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Films kyrkby code 10 713).
  5. ^ a b "Monthly and Yearly Statistics" (in Swedish). SMHI. March 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Precipitation Normals 1961-1990" (in Swedish). Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Films kyrkby code 10 713).

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