Laxå Municipality

Laxå Municipality
Laxå kommun

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Örebro County
Seat Laxå
  Total 737.56 km2 (284.77 sq mi)
  Land 601.97 km2 (232.42 sq mi)
  Water 135.59 km2 (52.35 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
  Total 5,661
  Density 7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Närke and Västergötland
Municipal code 1860

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

In 1967 the market town (köping) of Laxå (instituted in 1946) was merged with two adjacent rural municipalities. One of them was transferred from the former Skaraborg County, placing today's municipality in two historical provinces, Närke and Västergötland.

Its history stretches back to the 12th century, when the convent Ramundeboda was founded about 4 km west of the town.

The Tiveden National Park is partly situated within the municipality.


International relations

The municipality is twinned with: [3]


  1. "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 juni 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.

Coordinates: 58°59′N 14°37′E / 58.983°N 14.617°E / 58.983; 14.617

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