Sollefteå Municipality

Sollefteå Municipality
Sollefteå kommun

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Västernorrland County
Seat Sollefteå
  Total 5,761.82 km2 (2,224.65 sq mi)
  Land 5,397.82 km2 (2,084.11 sq mi)
  Water 364 km2 (141 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
  Total 19,802
  Density 3.4/km2 (8.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Ångermanland
Municipal code 2283

Sollefteå Municipality (Swedish: Sollefteå kommun) is a Swedish municipality in Västernorrland County. Its seat is located in Sollefteå.

The former City of Sollefteå (instituted in 1917) was amalgamated with the surrounding entities in 1974 to form the present municipality. It consists of fifteen original (1863) units.

Geographically, the landscape is dominated by woods, and by the Ångerman River and its tributaries Faxälven and Fjällsjöälven, which cross through the municipality.

Historically, the name is found as early as the 13th century in the form of the Latin De Solatum, which would translate to "The Sunny Place" (or so). A market place was situated here in 1602 on Royal permission. The city's coat of arms depicts a Black Grouse.


International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Sollefteå is twinned with:


Coordinates: 63°10′N 17°16′E / 63.167°N 17.267°E / 63.167; 17.267

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