Sandviken Municipality

Sandviken Municipality
Sandvikens kommun

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Gävleborg County
Seat Sandviken
  Total 1,297.07 km2 (500.80 sq mi)
  Land 1,166.4 km2 (450.3 sq mi)
  Water 130.67 km2 (50.45 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
  Total 38,528
  Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Gästrikland
Municipal code 2181

Sandviken Municipality (Sandvikens kommun) is a municipality in Gävleborg County, in east central Sweden. The seat is the town Sandviken.

The present municipality was created in 1971 through the amalgamation of the City of Sandviken (itself instituted in 1943) with a number of surrounding rural municipalities.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was granted to the then City of Sandviken upon its institution in 1943. The device in the middle is a steam hammer. After the municipality reform of 1971 the arms was taken over by the new, larger, entity.


Note: As Sandviken means the sandy bay there are numerous other places of that name throughout Scandinavia.


Sandviken Municipality will be one of the co-arrangers of the 2017 Bandy World Championship, which will be held in Göransson Arena, a municipality owned bandy arena in Sandviken.[3]

See also


  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.
  3. "Bandy-VM 2017 till Sandviken" (in Swedish). Sandviken Municipality. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

Coordinates: 60°37′N 16°47′E / 60.617°N 16.783°E / 60.617; 16.783

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