Kungälv Municipality

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

Kungälv Municipality
Kungälvs kommun
Kungälv City Hall
Kungälv City Hall
Coat of arms of Kungälv Municipality
Kungälv Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
CountyVästra Götaland County
 • Total682.43 km2 (263.49 sq mi)
 • Land362.59 km2 (140.00 sq mi)
 • Water319.84 km2 (123.49 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total46,336
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code1482

The present municipality was formed in 1971 through the amalgamation of the City of Kungälv, the City of Marstrand and territories belonging to four rural municipalities. In 1974 a minor part (situated on the island of Hisingen) was transferred to Gothenburg Municipality.

Geographically it borders to Gothenburg Municipality (south), Ale Municipality (east), Lilla Edet Municipality (north-east) and Stenungsund Municipality (north). To the east flows the river Göta älv and to the south, marking the border to Gothenburg, flows the river Nordre älv. On an island in the river, the medieval Bohus Fortress faces the city of Kungälv.

Kareby IS after the second national bandy title in 2015

Kareby IS, which play their home matches at Skarpe Nord in Kungälv, are the reigning bandy champions for women as of 2016.[3][4] They also won the title in 2011 and 2015.



  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. ^ Picture before the 2016 final Archived 2016-03-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Picture from the prize ceremony of the 2016 final Archived 2016-03-28 at the Wayback Machine

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Coordinates: 57°52′N 11°58′E / 57.867°N 11.967°E / 57.867; 11.967