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Torsby Municipality

Torsby kommun
Coat of airms o Torsby Municipality
Coat airms
CoontyVärmland Coonty
 • Total4357.44 km2 (1,682.42 sq mi)
 • Laund4162.19 km2 (1,607.03 sq mi)
 • Water195.25 km2 (75.39 sq mi)
 Aurie as o Januar 1, 2014.
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total11,472
 • Density2.6/km2 (6.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code1737

Torsby Municipality (Torsby kommun) is a municipality in Värmland Coonty in wast central Swaden, borderin Norawa. Its seat is locatit in the toun o Torsby.

The name Torsby means Thor's veelage.

The present municipality consists o aicht oreeginal local govrenment entities (as o 1863): Dalby, Fryksände, Lekvattnet, Norra Finnskoga, Norra Ny, Nyskoga, Södra Finnskoga, Vitsand an Östmark. In 1952 they wur groupit intae fower lairger units an in 1974 they wur aw unitit.

There are lots of Finnish heritage in Torsby Municipality.


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Torsby is the end station on the Fryksdal branchline frae Karlstad via Kil. There is a sma airport wi scheduled flichts tae Stockholm, whilst the nearest internaitional airport is Gardermoen in Norawa. The 1,690 km lang road, E45, passes through the municipality.

Sven-Göran Eriksson an Marcus Berg hae their ruits in Torsby.

The municipality haes a nummer o skiin centres for baith alpine skiin (Hovfjället an Branäs) an cross-kintra skiin (Mattila an Långberget). A cross-kintra ski tunnel, which is the warld's langest an aw, opened on 16 Juin 2006.

Stjerneskolan, a senior heich schuil, specializes in cross-kintra skiin an biathlon. The maist famous umwhile pupil is Gunde Svan. Carl Johan Bergman, who wis born in Ekshärad, studiet thare for a year an aw.

Govrenment an politics

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Distribution o the 31 seats in the municipal cooncil efter the 2010 election:

Results o the Swadish general election, 2010 in Torsby:


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  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)

Freemit airtins

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