Hudiksvall Municipality (Hudiksvalls kommun) is one of Sweden's 290 municipalities, situated in Gävleborg County, east central Sweden. Its seat is in the city Hudiksvall.
The present municipality was formed in 1971 when the City of Hudiksvall was amalgamated with four surrounding rural municipalities. Minor amalgamations had also taken place in 1952 and 1965, reducing the number of local government entities in the area.
Figures as of 2000, from Statistics Sweden
Distance to large towns: Stockholm 305 km, Gävle 130 km, Sundsvall 84 km.
Transportations are easy by the European route E4 highway, and the East Coast Railway (Ostkustbanan).
The largest employer is the municipality and the county council, where around 38% of the work force have its work place.
The largest private employer is the paper product company Holmen where about 10% of the work force work.
In the old history, the industry was dominated by fishing. In the 19th century the forest industry came to dominate, further enhanced by the improved transportations which the rail roads provided in the second half of that century. Although in decline during the 20th century, half of the municipal industry is still based around forest industry.
Employees per sectors:
The electronics industry is dominated by Ericsson Network Technologies making optical and copper wires for telecommunication systems. (Sources: ,Holmen.com)
Buildings and structures
In Hudiksvall, there is also the Storbergsmasten, a 335 metre tall guyed mast for FM- and TV-transmission, which is together with three other guyed masts of same height the tallest structure of Sweden.
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