Älvkarleby Municipality

Älvkarleby Municipality
Älvkarleby kommun

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Uppsala County
Seat Skutskär
  Total 614.13 km2 (237.12 sq mi)
  Land 214.98 km2 (83.00 sq mi)
  Water 399.15 km2 (154.11 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
  Total 9,306
  Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Uppland
Municipal code 0319
Website www.alvkarleby.se

Älvkarleby Municipality (Älvkarleby kommun) is a municipality in Uppsala County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Skutskär.

The municipality is one of few in the country which has not been amalgamated since it was created out of a parish when the first local government acts of Sweden were implemented in 1863.



Not until late in the Bronze Age (10th century BC) did parts of what is now Älvkarleby begin to rise out of the Baltic Sea. Remains of settlements from that period has been found in the area. In the Early Iron Age (6th-12th century) the population began to grow and people supported themselves on farming, hunting, fishing and livestock. The first mention of Älvkarleby is found in documents from the early Middle Ages (13th century).

Älvkarleby was the hometown of the author Stig Dagerman.

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Coordinates: 60°38′N 17°25′E / 60.633°N 17.417°E / 60.633; 17.417

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