Vansbro Municipality

Vansbro Municipality (Vansbro kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Vansbro.

Vansbro Municipality
Vansbro kommun
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Coat of arms of Vansbro Municipality
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Coordinates: 60°31′N 14°13′E / 60.517°N 14.217°E / 60.517; 14.217Coordinates: 60°31′N 14°13′E / 60.517°N 14.217°E / 60.517; 14.217
CountrySweden
CountyDalarna County
SeatVansbro
Area
 • Total1,657.35 km2 (639.91 sq mi)
 • Land1,539.57 km2 (594.43 sq mi)
 • Water117.78 km2 (45.48 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total6,776
 • Density4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceDalarna
Municipal code2021
Websitewww.vansbro.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

During the local government reform of 1971 Järna, Nås and Äppelbo were amalgamated to form the new Vansbro Municipality. The name was taken from the locality Vansbro, which also became the municipal seat.

The coat of arms show the sign of iron, an axe (symbolizing wood industries) and a sword.

LocalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Many of the parishes and towns of today can be traced several centuries back. Around Järna has been found ovens from the Viking Age or older, showing that the town had been used in the processing of iron for a long time, and probably leading to its name (Järn means iron in Swedish).

Nås parish was mentioned in 1479, Järna parish in 1417, Äppelbo as Äppelboda parish 1417.

Äppelbo (literally "Apple Village") was in the 1690s the seat for the Västerdal regiment, Western Dalarnas regimente. Swedish warlike kings Charles XII and Gustaf IV Adolf made use of the men when they fought around in Europe.

Modern iron works were not established until the early 19th century, and had a short history that ended before the end of the century. The industry then became dominated by wood industry. Around the year 1900, three large saw mills were built in the town, making it prosper. With the railroad located through the town Vansbro in 1898, it further enhanced communications for industries.

Riksdag electionsEdit

Year % Votes V S MP C L KD M SD NyD Left Right
1973[3] 90.4 5,928 5.8 42.8 37.5 5.0 3.1 5.6 48.6 48.1
1976[4] 90.9 6,022 4.5 42.6 36.3 5.9 2.7 7.9 47.1 50.1
1979[5] 91.0 5,956 5.0 44.1 30.8 5.2 3.5 11.1 49.0 47.1
1982[6] 90.8 5,913 4.5 47.2 1.5 25.5 3.5 3.3 14.4 51.7 43.4
1985[7] 89.4 5,742 4.1 46.0 1.6 24.6 9.5 13.9 50.2 48.0
1988[8] 83.9 5,206 4.6 45.1 5.4 20.5 8.9 4.6 10.8 55.1 40.2
1991[9] 83.7 5,068 4.3 42.0 1.7 17.7 5.3 8.5 12.9 6.8 46.4 44.4
1994[10] 83.3 4,958 6.3 50.3 4.5 14.7 4.1 5.3 12.9 0.9 61.1 37.1
1998[11] 78.2 4,461 13.9 39.4 3.7 10.7 2.5 12.9 13.9 57.1 40.0
2002[12] 75.2 4,132 9.0 42.2 3.1 16.0 6.9 10.8 9.0 1.4 54.2 42.6
2006[13] 79.4 4,247 7.4 39.2 2.9 15.9 3.6 9.3 16.6 2.9 48.9 45.5
2010[14] 82.1 4,398 5.8 40.4 2.6 13.9 3.6 6.8 19.7 6.1 48.8 44.0
2014[15] 84.4 4,441 5.7 36.5 2.7 14.2 2.2 5.9 14.4 16.2 45.0 36.7
2018[16] 86.2 4,501 7.2 29.4 1.2 14.6 2.1 9.7 13.3 20.8 52.4 45.9

Sister citiesEdit

Its sister city is Velké Meziříčí, in the Czech Republic.

NotabilityEdit

In Järna one of the distinct Dalacarlia dialects are spoken.

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. ^ "Allmänna valen 1973" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB.
  4. ^ "Allmänna valen 1976" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB.
  5. ^ "Allmänna valen 1979" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB.
  6. ^ "Allmänna valen 1982" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB.
  7. ^ "Allmänna valen 1985" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB.
  8. ^ "Allmänna valen 1988" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB.
  9. ^ "Allmänna valen 1991" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB.
  10. ^ "Allmänna valen 1994" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB.
  11. ^ "Allmänna valen 1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB.
  12. ^ "Vansbro - summering" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten.
  13. ^ "Vansbro - Allmänna val 17 september 2006" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten.
  14. ^ "Vansbro - Röster Val 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten.
  15. ^ "Vansbro - Röster Val 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten.
  16. ^ "Vansbro - Röster Val 2018" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten.

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