Torsby kommun
Torsby kommun

Some facts about Torsby

Here are some facts and figures about Torsby: its location, size and population.

Location

Torsby is located in the north of the province of Värmland. It is the largest municipality in this province, covering an area of 4 162,2 square kilometres and thereby making up nearly one fourth of the total area of the province (24 %). Torsby Municipality shares borders with four other Swedish municipalities (Malung-Sälen, Arvika, Sunne and Hagfors) and five Norwegian (Trysil, Åsnes, Grue, Kongsvinger and Våler).

Maps of Torsby

Population

The population of Torsby Municipality as of December 31, 2015 is 11910. This is about 4,32 % of the total population of the province of Värmland and equivalent to about 2,86 persons per square kilometre. The population is spread over the municipality as follows:

Distribution of Torsby's population

Parish

2015-12-31

Change from 2014-12-31

Fryksände

7072

+32 (+0,5%)

Lekvattnet

260

+0 (+0%)

Vitsand

656

-4 (-0,6%)

Östmark

914

-25 (-2,7%)

Övre Älvdal

3008

-85 (-2,8%)

Total

11910

-82 (-0,7%)

Like many other municipalities in the Swedish countryside, the population of Torsby has been decreasing slowly over the past years. This can be attributed to the fact that there have been fewer births than deaths among residents. Also, more people have moved away than have moved in. In 2015, the difference was -26 persons. The demographic developments in 2015 can be summarized as follows:

Demographic changes in Torsby‌

Change

Year 2015

Moved in

588

Moved out

614

Difference

-26

Births

92

Deaths

154

Difference

-88

Correction

6

Total

-82

 

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Person

  • Annelie Lindberg
  • digitaliseringsstrateg
  • Tfn: 0560-160 02
  • Mobil: 073-271 37 16
  • E-post: annelie.lindberg@torsby.se
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