Kinda (municipality)

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Kinda parish
Coat of arms of the Kinda municipality Location of the municipality of Kinda
coat of arms Location in Östergötland County
State : Sweden
Province (län): Östergötland County
Historical Province (landskap): Östergötland
Main place: Kisa
SCB code: 0513
Residents : 9940 (December 31, 2019)
Area : 1302 km² (January 1, 2016)
Population density : 7.6 inhabitants / km²
Website :
List of municipalities in Sweden

Coordinates: 57 ° 59 '  N , 15 ° 38'  E Kinda is a municipality ( Swedish : kommun ) in the Swedish province of Östergötland County and the historic province of Östergötland . The main town of the municipality is Kisa .


Kinda was one of the "small countries" from which Småland developed in the Viking Age . It consisted of the circles ( härader ) Kinda härad and Ydre härad . It also included today's municipality of Ydre , and some other areas that are now also in Östergötland.

In the course of the municipality reform of 1952, the three municipalities Norra Kinda , Södra Kinda and Västra Kinda were formed from different parishes ( socks ) in the area. In 1972 these three parishes were combined to form today's parish.


Today Kinda is one of the few areas that belong to the historical province ( Swedish: landskap ) Småland , although today they are in the province of Östergötland .

The Kinda Canal as a branch line to the Göta Canal connects the large lakes that dominate the landscape, so that a boat trip from the southern area to the Roxen near Linköping is possible. The water transport route was of immense economic importance; today it is used exclusively for tourism.

The Gumhem burial ground is located on the Jätteudden peninsula on the southeast side of Lake Åsunden, north of Horn.


The following places are localities ( tatorter ):

Web links

Commons : Gemeinde Kinda  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner December 31, 2019 at Statistiska centralbyrån
  2. Kommunarealer January 1, 2016 at Statistiska centralbyrån (including all inland waters)