Åmål Municipality

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Åmål Municipality

Åmåls kommun
Coat of airms o Åmål Municipality
Coat airms
CoontyVästra Götaland Coonty
 • Total889.71 km2 (343.52 sq mi)
 • Laund481.12 km2 (185.76 sq mi)
 • Water408.59 km2 (157.76 sq mi)
 Aurie as o Januar 1, 2014.
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total12,318
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code1492

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
United States De Pere, Wi, USA
Bulgarie Kubrat, Bulgarie

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swadish). Stateestics Swaden. Retrieved 18 Apryle 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 22 Februar 2022. Retrieved 22 Februar 2022.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)

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