Värnamo Municipality

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(s): 
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; 14.033Coordinates: 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
 • MayorMikael Karlsson (Centre 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
 • Total34,700
 • 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.

GeographyEdit

Urban areas in Värnamo municipality[3][4][5]
Urban area Population Land area (km2) Density (people/km2)
Bor 1,293 1.65 784
Bredaryd 1,537 2.23 689
Dannäs 87 0.25 348
Ekenhaga 220 0.20 1,100
Forsheda 1,460 1.71 854
Gällaryd 76 0.30 250
Hjälshammar 92 0.36 260
Horda 363 0.72 504
Hånger 322 0.72 447
Hörle 153 0.38 400
Kärda 333 0.45 740
Lanna 354 1.01 351
Os 58 0.40 140
Rydaholm 1,629 1.68 970
Tånnö 183 0.26 700
Värnamo 19,778 11.94 1,656
Åminne 219 0.38 576

GovernanceEdit

 
Municipal council of Värnamo after the 2018 elections
Party Seats Percent
Social Democratic Party 15 28.3%
Centre Party 10 20.3%
Moderate Party 8 16.1%
Sweden Democrats 8 14.6%
Christian Democrats 5 10.5%
Liberals 2 4.2%
Left Party 2 3.1%
Green Party 1 2.8%

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 from 2014 until 2018.[6] 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.[7] The Centre Party (of which the 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.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  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 15 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  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. ^ "Maktfördelning i kommuner, landsting och regioner 1994 - 2018" (in Swedish). https://skr.se/demokratiledningstyrning/valmaktfordelning/valresultatstyren/styreochmaktfordelning19942018.370.html: Sveriges Kommuner och Regioner. Retrieved 29 August 2020. {{cite web}}: External link in |location= (help)CS1 maint: location (link)
  7. ^ "Kommunfullmäktigval - valresultat efter region och parti mm. Antal och andelar. Valår 1973 - 2018". Statistikdatabasen. Retrieved 2020-08-29.
  8. ^ "Val till kommunfullmäktige - Röster" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2020-08-29.

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