Säffle Municipality

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Säffle Municipality
Säffle kommun
Municipality
Coat o airms o Säffle Municipality
Coat o airms
Säffle Municipality in Värmland County.png
Kintra Swsden
Coonty Värmland Coonty
Seat Säffle
Govrenment
 • Mayor Daniel Bäckström (Centre Pairty)
Aurie[1]
 • Total 2,497.51 km2 (964.29 sq mi)
 • Laund 1,220.78 km2 (471.35 sq mi)
 • Watter 1,276.73 km2 (492.95 sq mi)
  Aurie as o Januar 1, 2014.
Population (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Tot 15,727
 • Density 6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Värmland an Dalsland
Municipal code 1785
Wabsteid www.saffle.se

Säffle Municipality (Säffle kommun) is a municipality in Värmland Coonty in wast central Swaden. Its seat is locatit in the ceety o Säffle.

Säffle wis the last local govrenment unit in Swaden tae get the title o a ceety, in 1951. In 1952 the seestem wi different types o municipalities wis made obsolete, but it formally existit till 1971. The present municipality wis creatit in that year, when the ceety wis amalgamatit wi the surroondin rural municipalities.

The municipality covers a peninsulae in Lake Vänern (Värmlandsnäs), an haes a lairge fresh watter airchipelago.

Värmlandsnäs[eedit | eedit soorce]

Värmlandsnäs, cried Näset an aw, is a big an important pairt o the municipality. The aurie which reaches oot intae the middle o Lake Vänern as a big peninsulae is vera significant tae the economy bi the produce o pork. The aurie supplees mair nor 200,000 fowk wi pork.

Näset haes a wanderful airchipelago on the east side an aw. The boat fowk talk vera well o Millesvik Airchipelago (Millesviks skärgård), which haes a lot o auld runestanes an ither auncient monuments an aw.

Frae Ekenäs harbor you can tak the tourist boat tae Lurö, a sma island in Lake Vänern. At Lurö you can dine an stay ower nicht.

Mony fowk who veesit Värmlandsnäs in the simmer wants tae tak a soum in Lake Vänern. The opportunities are plenty an guid. At Ekenäs you will find a vera nice bathin place. Frae this place you can amaist walk aw the wey oot tae Lurö. Ither popular bathin places are Ekôrn an the bathin place at Örud near Örö harbor (Örö hamn).

Some interestin stories frae Värmlandsnäs[eedit | eedit soorce]

When Swaden wis a poor kintra an the gowd rush stairtit in Americae a lot o Swades emigratit tae Americae, it even stairtit a lang time afore that era. A genealogist haes foond oot that ane o the maist famous actors in Americae, Julia Roberts, haes her roots in Värmlandsnäs.

The next story is a modren fairy tale an the person is still alive an aw o it is true:

An emigratit brither visitit his brither in Gaperhult, Värmlandsnäs, an felt bad for his auld brither who haed tae drive on a bad road ivery time he haed tae buy something. He decidit tae dae something for his brither an when he got back hame tae Americae he donatit $1,000,000 tae big a new road for his brither an the fowk who live in Värmlandsnäs. The next year he visitit his brither an thay coud tak a trip on the new road "Dollarvägen" (Dollar Road).

Localities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Säffle Municipality is twinned wi:

Norawa Hol, Norawa
Denmark Tørring, Denmark
Finland Mäntyharju, Finland
Estonie Antsla, Estonie[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swadish). Stateestics Swaden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2017" (in Swadish). Stateestics Swaden. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  3. "Antsla valla arengukava 2003–2012" (in Estonian). Antsla vald. p. 81. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 59°08′N 12°56′E / 59.133°N 12.933°E / 59.133; 12.933