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Motala Municipality (Motala kommun) is a municipality in √Ėsterg√∂tland Countymarker in southeast Swedenmarker. Its seat is located in the city of Motalamarker.

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 Municipalitymarker was split off.

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

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Figures as of 2000, from Statistics Sweden.

  1. Motalamarker 30,136 (seat)
  2. Borensbergmarker 2,667
  3. Tjällmomarker 562
  4. Fornåsamarker 446
  5. Nykyrkamarker 434
  6. Fågelstamarker 334
  7. √Ėsterstadmarker 329
  8. Klockrikemarker 275
  9. Godegårdmarker 200

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


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 [2813])

Sister cities

Motala has four sister cities whereof three are in Nordic countries with origin in the 1950s.

  1. Eigersundmarker, Norwaymarker
  2. Hyvinkäämarker, Finlandmarker
  3. Kors√łrmarker, Denmarkmarker
  4. Daugavpilsmarker, Latviamarker

(Source: [2814])

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