Lilla Edet Municipality
Lilla Edets kommun
|County||Västra Götaland County|
|• Total||341.7841 km2 (131.9636 sq mi)|
|• Land||315.6441 km2 (121.8709 sq mi)|
|• Water||26.14 km2 (10.09 sq mi)|
|Area as of 1 January 2014.|
(31 December 2021)
|• Density||42/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
|Province||Västergötland and Bohuslän|
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.