Lidköping Municipality

Lidköping Municipality (Lidköpings kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Lidköping.

Lidköping sometimes refers to itself as "Lidköping by Vänern", possibly to distinguish itself from the namewise (and historically) similar city of Linköping in eastern Sweden.


Lidköping Municipality is, together with its western neighbor Götene, located on the Läckö-Kinnekulla peninsula. In association with several large local companies, they have a colloquial tourism company known as "Götene-Lidköping Vänern Turist AB".

There are several Vänern islands that belong to the municipality. One of them is Läckö, where the Läckö Castle is a notable sight.


Lidköping is working hard to market itself as "Lidköping by Vänern". In line with this quest, they are developing a profile plan, wherein they have established the use of a symbol depicting its location by Vänern. The symbol is used in all official contexts, and also on the road signs when entering Lidköping.

Population centres

Population numbers of the towns and villages, from SCB, December 31 of noted year.

Year 2002 2003 2004
Lidköping 24,679 24,885 24,960
Vinninga 1,079 1,060 1,054
Järpås 865 868 876
Filsbäck 656 656 652
Örslösa 308 305 310
Saleby 219 218 217
Tun 219 210 208

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