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Municipalities of Sweden

Since 1999-01-01 local administration in Sweden is divided into 289 municipalities (kommun). Municipalities are responsible for planning, housing, educaiton social welfare, electricity and water supplies, streets, parks, recreation, culture and so on.

The current municipality divsion is more or less based on the municipal reforms of 1971/1974 when about 600 municipalities were reduced to about 300.

Read more about Swedish administrative divisions in Infrastructure.

See also County Facts:

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Created 1999-11-08, updated 1999-11-10.