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Arvika
Arvika
is a locality and the seat of Arvika
Arvika
Municipality, Värmland County, Sweden
Sweden
with 14,244 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Contents

1 Geography 2 History 3 Industry 4 Culture 5 International relations

5.1 Twin towns — Sister cities

6 Climate 7 References

Geography[edit] The town of Arvika
Arvika
is situated at Kyrkviken, a bay of Glafsfjorden, Sweden's only inland fjord, a remnant of the time following the last ice age (once a fjord of the Ancylus Lake). The area is hilly with the tallest hill Storkasberget close to the town centre. Arvika
Arvika
and its surroundings have excellent water infrastructure. In fact, Arvika
Arvika
has the innermost harbour in the whole of Sweden. Through a system of canals, lake Vänern
Vänern
can be reached, and from there the Göta Canal
Canal
allows further passage to Gothenburg
Gothenburg
and Sweden's west coast. History[edit]

Ten kilometers west of the city, in Bergs Klätt, there are remnants of a younger Stone Age
Stone Age
and Nordic Bronze Age
Nordic Bronze Age
settlements in the form of graves. The town was a village until 1811 when it was given town privileges by royal charter under the name Oscarsstad in order to improve the economy of the area. This attempt was unsuccessful, and the town privileges were repealed in 1821 and the town was instead given the status of köping (township) and renamed Arvika. The town privileges were reinstated at the founding centennial in 1911, and the name Arvika
Arvika
remained. The city status is now obsolete, but Arvika
Arvika
is since 1971 the seat of the larger Arvika
Arvika
municipality. The church Mikaelskyrkan is from 1647, and the church in the centre, Trefaldighetskyrkan, is from the same year as the town, 1911. Industry[edit] Arvika
Arvika
has several heavy industrial production facilities which employ the majority of the population, among these Thermia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Wheel loaders), Arvika
Arvika
Gjuteri (nodular and grey iron foundry) and Coffee Queen, a coffee machine factory. Culture[edit] Arvika
Arvika
is known for the turn of the century (around 1900) artist commune Rackstad just outside the city. Here, several famous Swedish artists lived and worked, the most well-known probably being Christian Eriksson and Gustaf Fjæstad
Gustaf Fjæstad
and his wife Maja Fjæstad. Other talents that lived in Rackstad include Björn Ahlgrensson and Fritz Lindström. Arvika
Arvika
is also home of NHL
NHL
player Jacob De La Rose, drafted by the Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
in 2012. He scored his first NHL goal February 26, 2015 against the Columbus Blue Jackets[2] The Arvika Festival
Arvika Festival
(since 1992) was the biggest annual event in the area, with several international bands visiting the town during three days in July every summer. In recent years such bands as Einstürzende Neubauten, Hot Chip, Robyn, The Knife, Ministry, New Order, Kraftwerk and Franz Ferdinand have performed here. The 2009 festival was headlined by Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Röyksopp
Röyksopp
and Korn
Korn
and was the biggest edition of the festival ever. One of the six university colleges of music in Sweden, Ingesund College of Music, a department of Karlstad
Karlstad
University, is situated in Arvika. International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Sweden Twin towns — Sister cities[edit] Arvika
Arvika
has three twin cities:

Kongsvinger, Norway

Skive Municipality, Denmark

Ylöjärvi, Finland

Climate[edit] Arvika
Arvika
has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) with marine influence, but retains its classification due to cool nights throughout the year courtesy of its inland position with less marine influence than the Värmland
Värmland
capital of Karlstad. The highest recorded temperature since the weather station's inception in 1945 is 33.9 °C (93.0 °F) on August 7, 1975, and the lowest is −38.0 °C (−36.4 °F) from February 9, 1966.

Climate data for Arvika
Arvika
— Temp. averages 2002-2015 — Extremes 1945-present, precipitation 1961-1990

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 10.2 (50.4) 11.8 (53.2) 20.4 (68.7) 25.5 (77.9) 29.8 (85.6) 33.8 (92.8) 32.8 (91) 33.9 (93) 28.0 (82.4) 20.4 (68.7) 15.2 (59.4) 13.0 (55.4) 33.9 (93)

Average high °C (°F) −0.6 (30.9) 0.5 (32.9) 5.6 (42.1) 11.8 (53.2) 16.6 (61.9) 20.7 (69.3) 22.9 (73.2) 21.4 (70.5) 16.9 (62.4) 9.9 (49.8) 4.9 (40.8) 0.3 (32.5) 10.9 (51.6)

Daily mean °C (°F) −4.4 (24.1) −3.8 (25.2) −0.2 (31.6) 5.4 (41.7) 10.2 (50.4) 14.2 (57.6) 16.9 (62.4) 15.4 (59.7) 11.0 (51.8) 5.3 (41.5) 1.6 (34.9) −3.3 (26.1) 5.6 (42.1)

Average low °C (°F) −8.2 (17.2) −8.2 (17.2) −6.0 (21.2) −0.9 (30.4) 3.8 (38.8) 7.7 (45.9) 10.8 (51.4) 9.5 (49.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.8 (33.4) −1.7 (28.9) −7.0 (19.4) 0.4 (32.7)

Record low °C (°F) −35.5 (−31.9) −38.0 (−36.4) −30.0 (−22) −16.0 (3.2) −6.7 (19.9) −3.4 (25.9) 1.2 (34.2) −1.9 (28.6) −7.0 (19.4) −14.5 (5.9) −24.0 (−11.2) −31.9 (−25.4) −38.0 (−36.4)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 43.5 (1.713) 30.8 (1.213) 31.5 (1.24) 37.6 (1.48) 44.6 (1.756) 62.0 (2.441) 71.6 (2.819) 80.8 (3.181) 73.5 (2.894) 71.5 (2.815) 64.3 (2.531) 44.5 (1.752) 656.0 (25.827)

Source #1: [3]

Source #2: [4]

References[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Arvika.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arvika.

^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.  ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=165996 ^ "Monthly & Yearly Statistics". SMHI. Retrieved 27 May 2015.  ^ " Precipitation
Precipitation
normals 1961-1990 ( Arvika
Arvika
code 9240)". SMHI. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 

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Localities in Arvika
Arvika
Municipality, Värmland
Värmland
County, Sweden

Localities:

Åmotfors
Åmotfors
(part of) Arvika
Arvika
(seat) Edane Gunnarskog Jössefors Klässbol Sulvik

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Municipalities and seats of Värmland
Värmland
County

Municipalities

Årjäng Arvika Eda Filipstad Forshaga Grums Hagfors Hammarö Karlstad Kil Kristinehamn Munkfors Säffle Storfors Sunne Torsby

Municipal seats

Årjäng Arvika Charlottenberg Filipstad Forshaga Grums Hagfors Karlstad Kil Kristinehamn Munkfors Säffle Skoghall Storfors Sunne Torsby

Countie

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