Torsby Municipality

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Torsby Municipality
Torsby kommun
Coat o airms o Torsby Municipality
Coat o airms
Torsby Municipality in Värmland County.png
Kintra Swaden
Coonty Värmland Coonty
Seat Torsby
 • Total 4,357.44 km2 (1,682.42 sq mi)
 • Laund 4,162.19 km2 (1,607.03 sq mi)
 • Watter 195.25 km2 (75.39 sq mi)
  Aurie as o Januar 1, 2014.
Population (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Tot 11,890
 • Density 2.7/km2 (7.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Värmland
Municipal code 1737

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.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

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.

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

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[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Results o the Swadish general election, 2010 in Torsby:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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