Stenungsund Municipality

Stenungsund Municipality
Stenungsunds kommun

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Stenungsund
  Total 301.09 km2 (116.25 sq mi)
  Land 251.91 km2 (97.26 sq mi)
  Water 49.18 km2 (18.99 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
  Total 25,590
  Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Bohuslän
Municipal code 1415

Stenungsund Municipality (Stenungsunds kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Stenungsund. The municipality is situated by the sea inside the islands Orust and Tjörn and traversed by the E6 and Bohus Line, in which it has three stops (Stora Höga, Stenungsund and Svenshögen).

The municipality was formed through amalgamation in 1952. In 1971 a parish from a dissolved municipality was added.

The coat of arms was registered in 1977. The device in the upper half is a hydrocarbon molecule, which alludes to the petrochemical industry in the municipality.

Localities (urban areas)

Smaller localities (villages)

  • Gilltorp
  • Groland
  • Grössbyn
  • Härgusseröd
  • Kullen och Dyrtorp (biggest village)
  • Källsby
  • Nolgärde och Johannesberg
  • Rödmyren och Röd
  • Sandbacka
  • Skotthed
  • Spekeröd
  • Svartehallen
  • Talbo och Östra Skår
  • Vulseröd

The seat is located right by the European route E6 highway and the railway Bohus Line, Bohusbanan.

In 2006, archaeological excavations in the area revealed a series of burial sites dating between 1 AD and 300 AD.

Notable corporations

Since the 1950s, Stenungsund Municipality has become the center for the petrochemical industry. Its distinguished silhouette is four giant chimneys, belonging to a large power plant.


The following sports clubs are located in Stenungsund Municipality:

See also


Coordinates: 58°05′N 11°49′E / 58.083°N 11.817°E / 58.083; 11.817

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