Munkedal Municipality

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Munkedal Municipality
Munkedals kommun
Municipality

Coat of arms
Kintra Swaden
Coonty Västra Götaland Coonty
Seat Munkedal
Area[1]
 • Total 679.51 km2 (262.36 sq mi)
 • Land 638.43 km2 (246.50 sq mi)
 • Water 41.08 km2 (15.86 sq mi)
  Aurie as o 1 January 2010.
Population (30 Juin 2010)[2]
 • Total 10,225
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Bohuslän an Dalsland
Municipal code 1430
Website www.munkedal.se

Munkedal Municipality (Munkedals kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland Coonty in wastren Swaden. Its seat is locatit in the toun o Munkedal.

The naition-wide municipal reform o 1952 saw the creation o Munkedal, Svarteborg, Sörbygden an Ödeborg as lairger rural municipalities. Awready in 1967 Ödeborg wis dissolvit an pairts o it addit tae Munkedal. Feenally, in 1974 Svarteborg an Sörbygden wur mergit intae Munkedal formin the present unit.

The name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality is namit efter the auld ferm Munkedal. This ferm wis awned bi the monks at Dragsmark Abbey. The last element is dal 'dale, valley'.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Munkedal is locatit 110 km north o Gothenburg. The geography is a variet terrain, covered wi pairt forests, pairt muntains, pairt plains an pairt lakes an streams.

Localities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Inhabitants 2005:

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

This aurie in wastren Swaden, bi the Norse border, haes been inhabitit perhaps langer than ony ither in Swaden. Distinctives for Munkedal are some tuils that hae been datit tae 8000 BC, foond aroond 1900 at a ferm namit Herregårda. There is a petroglyph aurie cried Lökeberg på Tungenäset an aw, datit tae the Nordic Bronze Age.

In the medieval age, a monastery o Dragsmark wis locatit athin the current municipal borders. It subsequently led tae the name Munkedal, an the names chosen for the municipality when it wis established in 1974 wi the reform. The coat o airms an aw portrait a medieval scroll an writin pen, characteristics for monks.

Subdiveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Munkedal haes 8 parishes, the sub diveesionin uised bi the Kirk o Swaden. Their inhabitants 1 Januar 2005 an chynges syne 1 Januar 2004 are:

  • Foss 5,020 -52
  • Svarteborg 2,683 +12
  • Krokstad 1,043 +-0
  • Håby 468 +12
  • Hede 495 +10
  • Bärfendal 248 +8
  • Valbo Ryr 262 -9
  • Sanne 186 -10

Source: [1]

Notability[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Munkedal Railroad, a narrow gauge museum railroad, inauguratit in 1896. A railroad museum is situatit bi it an aw.

The aurie, troubled bi battles atween Norse an Swadish airmies, haes several defence structurs that can be visitit. In addition, there are mony auld kirks frae the medieval age o interest.

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Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 58°29′N 11°41′E / 58.483°N 11.683°E / 58.483; 11.683