Bräcke Municipality

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Bräcke Municipality

Bräcke kommun
Coat of arms of Bräcke Municipality
Coat of arms
Bräcke Municipality in Jämtland County.png
CountrySweden
CountyJämtland County
SeatBräcke
Area
 • Total3,783.7 km2 (1,460.9 sq mi)
 • Land3,408.2 km2 (1,315.9 sq mi)
 • Water375.5 km2 (145.0 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total6,298
 • Density1.7/km2 (4.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceJämtland
Municipal code2305
Websitewww.bracke.se
Central Bräcke.

Bräcke Municipality (Swedish: Bräcke kommun) is a municipality in Jämtland County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Bräcke.

The present municipality was formed in 1974 when "old" Bräcke Municipality was amalgamated with Kälarne and Revsund. The three former municipalities had been created in 1952. The number of original entities (as of 1863) were six. Due to the declining population in the area further amalgamations have been proposed, but rejected.

One of the most famous people coming from Bräcke Municipality is the former middle distance runner and world record holder Gunder Hägg, who was born in the village Albacken outside of the town Bräcke.

Localities[edit]

There are four localities (or urban areas) in Bräcke Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Bräcke 1,566
2 Gällö 758
3 Kälarne 492
4 Pilgrimstad 405

The municipal seat in bold

Villages[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 62°45′N 15°25′E / 62.750°N 15.417°E / 62.750; 15.417