Krokom (from Old Norse krókar, dat. krókum, 'bends [of the Indalsälven river]') is a locality and the seat of Krokom Municipality in Jämtland County, Sweden with 2,277 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Krokom
Krokoms centrum.jpg
Krokom is located in Jämtland
Krokom
Krokom
Krokom is located in Sweden
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Krokom
Coordinates: 63°19′N 14°30′E / 63.317°N 14.500°E / 63.317; 14.500Coordinates: 63°19′N 14°30′E / 63.317°N 14.500°E / 63.317; 14.500
CountrySweden
ProvinceJämtland
CountyJämtland County
MunicipalityKrokom Municipality
Area
 • Total2.63 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total2,277
 • Density866/km2 (2,240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Krokom is situated about 20 km northwest of Östersund along European route E14 (E14). It is located at the junction where E14, County Road 340 / County Road 339 and County Road 615 meet. Railroad service passage through Krokom started in 1882. The one-way railway bridge from 1927 was shut down in connection with the record-high spring flood in 1995. A new bridge downstream of the old one, which was demolished, was opened in 1997. The municipal building (Kommunhuset) was built in the early 1970 when several smaller municipalities were merged into Krokom Municipality.

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  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.

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  Media related to Krokom at Wikimedia Commons