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Vindeln Municipality

Vindeln Municipality
Vindelns kommun
Localities in Vilhelmina Municipality, Västerbotten County, Sweden

Coat of arms
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Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Vindeln
 • Total
 • Land 2,629.37 km2 (1,015.21 sq mi)
 • Water 216.74 km2 (83.68 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2015)[2]
 • Total 5,382
 • Density 1.9/km2 (4.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västerbotten
Municipal code 2404

Vindeln Municipality (Swedish: Vindelns kommun) is a municipality in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Vindeln.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Localities 3
  • Culture 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


In 1971 a local government reform was implemented in Sweden. This municipality was, however, not amalgamated with any other. But in preparation for the reform the name was changed in 1969 from Degerfors Municipality to Vindeln Municipality. The reason was that there is another Degerfors Municipality (in Örebro County), and every municipality in Sweden should have a unique name.


The Vindel River, which is the main tributary of the Ume River, runs through the municipality and has given it its name. The municipality's coat of arms depicts a salmon, of which there are plenty in the river.


There are five localities (or urban areas) in Vindeln Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Vindeln 2,356
2 Hällnäs 309
3 Tvärålund 271
4 Granö 261
5 Åmsele 201

The municipal seat in bold


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  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

External links

  • Vindeln Municipality - Official site

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