Strömstad Municipality

Strömstad Municipality
Strömstads kommun

City Hall of Strömstad

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Strömstad
  Total 951.83 km2 (367.50 sq mi)
  Land 467.48 km2 (180.50 sq mi)
  Water 484.35 km2 (187.01 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
  Total 12,940
  Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Bohuslän
Municipal code 1486

Strömstad Municipality (Strömstads kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Strömstad.

The municipality got its present boundaries in 1967, when the City of Strömstad was merged with the two adjacent rural municipalities Tjärnö and Vette. Vette had been created in 1952 out of four older entities.


Strömstad Municipality is located on the Norwegian border and is known to attract large numbers of shoppers from Norway due to the marked price gap, notably in the tax burdend alcohol and tobaccos, but also groceries such as meat and sugar. There are also a great deal to save on automotive services.



Coordinates: 58°56′N 11°10′E / 58.933°N 11.167°E / 58.933; 11.167

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