Tidaholm Municipality

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

Tidaholm Municipality
Tidaholms kommun
Tidaholm town hall
Tidaholm town hall
Coat of arms of Tidaholm Municipality
Tidaholm Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Coordinates: 58°11′N 13°57′E / 58.183°N 13.950°E / 58.183; 13.950Coordinates: 58°11′N 13°57′E / 58.183°N 13.950°E / 58.183; 13.950
CountrySweden
CountyVästra Götaland County
SeatTidaholm
Area
 • Total522.95 km2 (201.91 sq mi)
 • Land518.06 km2 (200.02 sq mi)
 • Water4.89 km2 (1.89 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total12,846
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästergötland
Municipal code1498
Websitewww.tidaholm.se

The municipality is located on the banks of the river Tidan.

In the early 1970s a nationwide local government reform was carried out in Sweden. Urban and rural areas were merged into larger unitary municipalities. The former City of Tidaholm (instituted in 1910) was in 1974 amalgamated with the surrounding rural municipality Hökensås and parts of Dimbo and Fröjered. The number of original entities (as of 1863) within the present municipality is 20.

Many well-preserved medieval churches stand in the municipality. Some church sites also contain examples of early Scandinavian runestones.

Example of a medieval Swedish church in the Tidaholm area.

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.

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