Örnsköldsvik Municipality

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Örnsköldsvik Municipality (Örnsköldsviks kommun) is one of Sweden's 290 municipalities, in Västernorrland County in northern Sweden. Its seat is in the town Örnsköldsvik. The present municipality was created in 1971 by the amalgamation of the City of Örnsköldsvik with seven former rural municiplities.

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Geography

Örnsköldsvik is situated near the northern end of the "High Coast", which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has the third longest suspension bridge in Europe, the Höga Kusten Bridge. The city is located around 100 km south of Umeå and 550 km north of Stockholm. The area is dominated by forest, but it also contains minor areas of agriculture.

Population distribution (31 December 2005)

The municipality of Örnsköldsvik is built up from a number of parishes, within which are towns and villages. The population is distributed as follows:

Parish (town) number of citizens

  • Örnsköldsvik: 9,123
  • Arnäs: 7,653
  • Anundsjö: 4,100
    • Bredbyn: 1,216
    • Mellansel: 821
  • Skorped: 667
  • Sidensjö: 1,192
  • Nätra: 5,402
    • Bjästa: 1,777
    • Köpmanholmen: 1,263
  • Själevad: 18,960
    • Domsjö
    • Gullänget
    • Sund
    • Gene
  • Mo: 1,309
  • Grundsunda: 3,214
  • Gideå: 1,215
  • Björna: 1,586
  • Trehörningsjö: 522

Total: 54,943

Transportation

Main road transportations are provided by the European route E4. The Örnsköldsvik Airport provides daily flights to and from the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport courtesy of SAS, and also charter flights to Turkey courtesy of Pegasus Airlines. Railway transportation will in the future be provided by high-speed railway Botniabanan, which is currently under construction. There is also a harbour, where cargo ships load and unload timber and other merchandise.

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