|• 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)|
|• 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|
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.
The municipality is twinned with:
- "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 juni 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
- Laxå Municipality - Official site