Motala Municipality

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Motala Municipality (Motala kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Motala.

In 1971 Motala Municipality was formed by the amalgamation of the City of Motala with some of the adjacent rural municipalities. Three years later more entities were added, among them the former City of Vadstena. In 1980 a new Vadstena Municipality was split off.

Geographically, Motala is situated where lake Vättern drains into the river system of Motala ström, which became its claim for fame during the Industrialization in the 19th century.

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Sights and museums

Localities

Figures as of 2000, from Statistics Sweden.

The population decreased with about 2% in almost all of the towns between the earlier census 1995 and the one in 2000.

Industry

The largest employer is the municipality itself, employing circa 3,400 people. There after follows the county council with 1,775.

Of the private employers, Electrolux and Dometic have a total of 1,400; Autoliv 425; Hycop 325; Saab-Bofors Dynamics circa 300; And Motala Verkstad some 180. (source [1])

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