Värnamo Municipality (Värnamo kommun) is a municipality in Jönköping County in southern Sweden, where the town Värnamo is seat.

Värnamo Municipality
Värnamo kommun
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Värnamo Municipality
Motto: 
Den mänskliga tillväxtkommunen (sv)
Värnamo Municipality in Jönköping County
Värnamo Municipality in Jönköping County
Coordinates: 57°11′N 14°02′E / 57.183°N 14.033°E / 57.183; 14.033
CountrySweden
ProvinceSmåland
CountyJönköping County
Established1 January 1971
SeatVärnamo
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorTobias Pettersson (Moderate Party)
Area
 • Total1,382.41 km2 (533.75 sq mi)
 • Land1,216.17 km2 (469.57 sq mi)
 • Water166.24 km2 (64.19 sq mi)
Population
 • Total34,601
 • Rank76th in Sweden
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code0683
Websitekommun.varnamo.se (in Swedish)

The municipality was created in 1971, when the City of Värnamo (itself instituted in 1920) was amalgamated with the surrounding rural municipalities to form an entity of unitary type. There are fourteen original units making up the present municipality.

Geography edit

Urban areas in Värnamo municipality[3][4][5]
Urban area Population Land area (km2) Density (people/km2)
Bor 1,304 1.68 776
Bredaryd 1,537 2.21 695
Dannäs 87 0.25 348
Ekenhaga 220 0.20 1,081
Forsheda 1,460 1.70 858
Gällaryd 76 0.30 250
Hjälshammar 92 0.36 260
Horda 363 0.71 515
Hånger 282 0.45 630
Hörle 153 0.38 400
Kärda 333 0.45 745
Lanna 354 1.08 329
Os 58 0.40 140
Rydaholm 1,629 1.73 942
Tånnö 183 0.26 700
Värnamo 19,822 12.14 1,632
Åminne 219 0.38 574

Demographics edit

This is a demographic table based on Värnamo Municipality's electoral districts in the 2022 Swedish general election sourced from SVT's election platform, in turn taken from SCB official statistics.[6]

In total there were 34,617 inhabitants, including 26,042 Swedish citizens of voting age.[6] 43.6% voted for the left coalition and 55.4% for the right coalition. Indicators are in percentage points except population totals and income.

Governance edit

 
Värnamo municipal council after the 2022 elections
Party Seats Percent
Social Democrats 14 26.8%
Moderates 11 20.6%
Sweden Democrats 9 16.7%
Centre Party 8 16.4%
Christian Democrats 5 10.3%
Liberals 2 3.0%
Left Party 2 4.0%
Green Party 0 1.9%
Other 0 0.2%

Värnamo Municipality has been governed by the Moderate Party, the Centre Party and the Christian Democrats since at least 1994, with the addition of the Liberals in 2002 and the Green Party 2014–2018.[7] The Social Democratic Party has been the largest party every year since the formation of the municipality, with an average of 34 percent of the votes.[8] The Centre Party (of which the then national leader, Annie Lööf, is from Värnamo) and the Christian Democrats were unusually strong, and received more than twice as many votes as the national average in the 2018 elections.[9]

References edit

  1. ^ "Kommunens organisation". Värnamo Kommun (in Swedish). Värnamo Kommun. 2019-06-03. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  2. ^ "Land- och vattenareal per den 1 januari efter region, arealtyp, tabellinnehåll och år". SCB (in Swedish). SCB. 1 January 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Population and land area within localities, by locality. Every fifth year 1960 - 2020". Statistics Sweden. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Småorter 2015, byggnader, areal, överlapp tätorter, koordinater" (Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2016-12-19. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Landareal per småort (orter med 50-199 invånare), folkmängd och invånare per kvadratkilometer. (Uppdateras ej) Vart femte år 1995 - 2010". Statistics Sweden. 2012-10-30. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Valresultat 2022 för Värnamo i riksdagsvalet" (in Swedish). SVT. 11 September 2022. Retrieved 2 January 2024.
  7. ^ "Valresultat, styren". Sveriges Kommuner och Regioner (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 September 2022.
  8. ^ "Kommunfullmäktigval - valresultat efter region och parti mm. Antal och andelar. Valår 1973 - 2018". Statistikdatabasen. Retrieved 2020-08-29.
  9. ^ "Val till kommunfullmäktige - Röster" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2020-08-29.

External links edit