Berg Municipality

Berg Municipality (Swedish: Bergs kommun, Southern Sami: Bïerjien tjïelte) is a municipality in Jämtland County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Svenstavik.

Berg Municipality
Bergs kommun
View from Dunsjöfjället with Helagsfjället in the center
View from Dunsjöfjället with Helagsfjället in the center
Coat of arms of Berg Municipality
Berg Municipality in Jämtland County.png
Coordinates: 62°46′N 14°27′E / 62.767°N 14.450°E / 62.767; 14.450Coordinates: 62°46′N 14°27′E / 62.767°N 14.450°E / 62.767; 14.450
CountrySweden
CountyJämtland County
SeatSvenstavik
Area
 • Total6,145.45 km2 (2,372.77 sq mi)
 • Land5,711.34 km2 (2,205.16 sq mi)
 • Water434.11 km2 (167.61 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total7,135
 • Density1.2/km2 (3.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceJämtland and Härjedalen
Municipal code2326
Websitewww.berg.se

The present municipality was formed in 1971 when "old" Berg Municipality was amalgamated with four other entities.

As often in northern Sweden the municipality is one of the larger in terms of area, but one of the smaller in terms of population.

GeographyEdit

The nature reserve Hoverberget lies within Berg Municipality, near Svenstavik. The high mountain Helags and Sweden's highest public road, over Flatruet, are located in the western end of Berg Municipality. Berg means mountain in Swedish, and the name of the municipality (and the Berg Parish) comes from Hoverberget.

LocalitiesEdit

There are six localities (or urban areas) in Berg Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Svenstavik 948
2 Hackås 518
3 Klövsjö 312
4 Åsarna 271
5 Myrviken 224
6 Rätan 168

The municipal seat in bold

PoliticsEdit

Result of the 2010 election:

Notable peopleEdit

  • Georg Adlersparre (1760–1835), Swedish army commander, born in Hovermo now part of Berg Municipality.
  • Thomas Wassberg, resident here (born elsewhere), Olympic Gold medalist.

See alsoEdit

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. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

External linksEdit