Eda Municipality

Eda Municipality (Eda kommun) is a municipality in Värmland County in west central Sweden, on the Norwegian border. Its seat is located in the town of Charlottenberg.

Eda Municipality
Eda kommun
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Coat of arms of Eda Municipality
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Coordinates: 59°53′N 12°17′E / 59.883°N 12.283°E / 59.883; 12.283Coordinates: 59°53′N 12°17′E / 59.883°N 12.283°E / 59.883; 12.283
CountrySweden
CountyVärmland County
SeatCharlottenberg
Area
 • Total894.92 km2 (345.53 sq mi)
 • Land820.18 km2 (316.67 sq mi)
 • Water74.74 km2 (28.86 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total8,564
 • Density9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVärmland
Municipal code1730
Websitewww.eda.se

The municipal reform of 1971 saw the forming of the present municipality through the amalgamation of "old" Eda with Köla and Järnskog.

LocalitiesEdit

Government and politicsEdit

Distribution of the 35 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:

Results of the 2010 Swedish general election in Eda:

SightsEdit

The Eda Fortlet (Eda skans), which was in use from 1650 to 1814, was the largest fortress in the province of Värmland. Its purpose was to defend against Norwegian troops. It was made obsolete with the Union between Sweden and Norway in 1814. A museum opened on the site in 1996.[3]

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 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "Eda Skans Museum" (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 October 2018.

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