Åmål Municipality

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Åmål Municipality
Åmåls kommun
Municipality

Coat of arms
Kintra Swaden
Coonty Västra Götaland Coonty
Seat Åmål
Area[1]
 • Total 894.93 km2 (345.53 sq mi)
 • Land 484.06 km2 (186.90 sq mi)
 • Water 410.87 km2 (158.64 sq mi)
  Aurie as o 1 January 2010.
Population (30 Juin 2010)[2]
 • Total 12,373
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalsland
Municipal code 1492
Website www.amal.se

Åmål Municipality (Åmåls kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland Coonty in wastren Swaden. Its seat is locatit in the ceety o Åmål.

The present municipality wis creatit in 1971 through the amalgamation o the umwhile Ceety o Åmål an the umwhile rural municipality o Tössbo (the latter creatit in 1952).

Geography an natural resources[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety o Åmål is locatit in a scenic bay o Lake Vänern, the lairgest lake in Swaden. The municipality haes a sma archipelago wi some 30 islands, cried Tösse skärgård, tae the sooth o the ceety. The islands are protectit as a nature preserve; mony o the islands are wooded, but a few are uised for fermin. They provide habitat for a number o bird species, includin heron, osprey, mallard, goldeneye, goosander, the black-throated diver an hobby in the bays; on the cobs are colonies o herring gull, seagull an the common tern; while on the fir-covered islands are capercaillie, woodpeckers an ither birds.

Fishin wis ance a major industry, as indicatit bi the fish appearin on the bottom o the coat o airms. Loggin wis o importance an aw. In recent years tourism, especially activities connectit tae the uise o the lake, hae increased.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Åmål haes seiven twin touns:

Finland Loimaa, Finland
Estonie Türi, Estonie
Norawa Drøbak, Norawa
Denmark Grenaa, Denmark
Germany Gadebusch, Germany
Unitit States De Pere, Wi, USA
Bulgarie Kubrat, Bulgarie

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