Vårgårda Municipality

Vårgårda Municipality (Swedish: Vårgårda kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Vårgårda. It borders Alingsås Municipality to the west, Herrljunga Municipality to the east, Essunga Municipality to the north, Bollebygd and Borås Municipalities to the south.

Vårgårda Municipality
Vårgårda kommun
Marknadsplatsen i Vårgårda, den 16 juni 2006, bild 1.JPG
Coat of arms of Vårgårda Municipality
Vårgårda Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Coordinates: 58°02′N 12°48′E / 58.033°N 12.800°E / 58.033; 12.800Coordinates: 58°02′N 12°48′E / 58.033°N 12.800°E / 58.033; 12.800
CountrySweden
CountyVästra Götaland County
SeatVårgårda
Area
 • Total441.22 km2 (170.36 sq mi)
 • Land426.6 km2 (164.7 sq mi)
 • Water14.62 km2 (5.64 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total12,180
 • Density28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästergötland
Municipal code1442
Websitewww.vargarda.se

The local government reform of 1952 formed this municipality through the amalgamation of many small municipalities. It got its name from the only larger built-up locality in the area, Vårgårda. Its territory was not affected by the reform of 1971.

The Swedish religious revival in the 19th century was strong in Vårgårda Municipality, and the Christian climate is today dispersed in many denominations.

Several nationwide-recognized companies, such as Autoliv, are located in the municipality.

LocalitiesEdit

The seat Vårgårda, situated between Alingsås and Herrljunga, is the largest locality in this predominantly rural area. Horla and Östadkulle are two other localities, both with fewer than 500 inhabitants in 2018.[3]

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 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2022. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  3. ^ "Folkmängd per tätort efter region och vart 5:e år" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2019-08-18.

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