Dorotea Municipality

Dorotea Municipality
Dorotea kommun

Dorotea municipal building

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Dorotea
  Total 2,939.9 km2 (1,135.1 sq mi)
  Land 2,764.92 km2 (1,067.54 sq mi)
  Water 174.98 km2 (67.56 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
  Total 2,738
  Density 0.93/km2 (2.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Lapland, Ångermanland and Jämtland
Municipal code 2425

Dorotea Municipality (Swedish: Dorotea kommun) is a municipality in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Dorotea.

When the first local government acts were implemented in Sweden in 1863 Dorotea parish was made a rural municipality. In 1974 it was merged into Åsele Municipality. Already in 1980 it was split off, forming a new Dorotea Municipality. It is the third least populated municipality of Sweden.


There is only one locality (or urban area) in Dorotea Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Dorotea 1,571


Amongst the industries in the municipality is one of the biggest caravan manufacturers in Scandinavia, Polarvagnen, now known as SoliferPolar as it has merged with Solifer. Other known industries and companies are Dorocell, Svenska Tält and S-Karosser.

In more recent years, several IT-companies have also moved to the municipality. In early 2000 the company Spray was located here but then moved to Sollefteå. The large house which held the support department and other personnel was later taken over by Datakompisen.



  1. "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 juni 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  3. Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
  4. "Sõprusvallad" (in Estonian). Haljala vald. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
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