Lilla Edet Municipality


Lilla Edet Municipality (Lilla Edets kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Lilla Edet.

Lilla Edet Municipality
Lilla Edets kommun
Coat of arms of Lilla Edet Municipality
Lilla Edet Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Coordinates: 58°08′N 12°08′E / 58.133°N 12.133°E / 58.133; 12.133Coordinates: 58°08′N 12°08′E / 58.133°N 12.133°E / 58.133; 12.133
CountyVästra Götaland County
SeatLilla Edet
 • Total341.7841 km2 (131.9636 sq mi)
 • Land315.6441 km2 (121.8709 sq mi)
 • Water26.14 km2 (10.09 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total14,509
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästergötland and Bohuslän
Municipal code1462

The present municipality was formed in 1971, when the market town (köping) Lilla Edet (instituted as late as 1951) was merged with Flundre (part of), Inlands Torpe and Lödöse.

Population figures from Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005.

Of these localities, Lödöse is nationally known for being the original location of the city of Gothenburg. In the medieval age it was a busy city and hosted an important Swedish harbor, until it was moved to its present location in 1473, and little remained. Today it has an interesting museum with many objects.


The largest employer in Lilla Edet Municipality apart from the government is the paper mill "SCA Hygiene Products AB Edet Bruk", with some 500 employees. It has been in operation for some 120 years, and is best known today for its manufacturing of the toilet paper brand "Edet", available in every store in Sweden.

Friendship citiesEdit


  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 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2022. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  3. ^ "Vänorter" (in Swedish). Lilla Edets kommun. Retrieved 28 November 2019.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Lilla Edet Municipality at Wikimedia Commons
  • Lilla Edet Municipality - Official site
  • The local newspaper (TTELA)