Vadstena Municipality

Vadstena Municipality
Vadstena kommun

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Östergötland County
Seat Vadstena
  Total 413.259725 km2 (159.560472 sq mi)
  Land 181.839725 km2 (70.208710 sq mi)
  Water 231.42 km2 (89.35 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
  Total 7,385
  Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Östergötland
Municipal code 0584
Vadstena Hospital Museum

Vadstena Municipality (Vadstena kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Vadstena.

The old City of Vadstena was during the nationwide local government reform of the 1970s merged into Motala Municipality in 1974. This "marriage" was unsuccessful and a "divorce" was soon agreed upon and in 1980 the present municipality was created. It contains, however, 12 original units.


Vadstena is situated by lake Vättern, Sweden's second largest lake. Fishing was an important source of food when the town was first founded around the year 1000 AD, and it continued to be dependent on fish and ship merchandise.

There are two nature reserves in the municipality:



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Coordinates: 58°27′N 14°54′E / 58.450°N 14.900°E / 58.450; 14.900

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