Vindeln Municipality

Vindeln Municipality (Swedish: Vindelns kommun) is a municipality in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Vindeln.

Vindeln Municipality

Vindelns kommun
Vindeln Railway Station
Vindeln Railway Station
Coat of arms of Vindeln Municipality
Coat of arms
Vindeln Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
CountrySweden
CountyVästerbotten County
SeatVindeln
Area
 • Total2,846.11 km2 (1,098.89 sq mi)
 • Land2,629.37 km2 (1,015.21 sq mi)
 • Water216.74 km2 (83.68 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total5,423
 • Density1.9/km2 (4.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästerbotten
Municipal code2404
Websitewww.vindeln.se

HistoryEdit

In 1971 a local government reform was implemented in Sweden. This municipality was, however, not amalgamated with any other. But in preparation for the reform the name was changed in 1969 from Degerfors Municipality to Vindeln Municipality. The reason was that there is another Degerfors Municipality (in Örebro County), and every municipality in Sweden should have a unique name.

GeographyEdit

The Vindel River, which is the main tributary of the Ume River, runs through the municipality and has given it its name. The municipality's coat of arms depicts a salmon, of which there are plenty in the river.

LocalitiesEdit

There are five localities (or urban areas) in Vindeln Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Vindeln 2,356
2 Hällnäs 309
3 Tvärålund 271
4 Granö 261
5 Åmsele 201

The municipal seat in bold

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.
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 64°12′N 19°43′E / 64.200°N 19.717°E / 64.200; 19.717