Östersund Municipality (Östersunds kommun, Staaren tjïelte) is a municipality in Jämtland County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Östersund, which is also the county seat of Jämtland County.
The present municipality was formed in 1971 by the amalgamation of the City of Östersund with five surrounding rural municipalities.
There are ten localities (or urban areas) in Östersund Municipality:
The municipal seat in bold
Politics and governance
Swedish municipalities are responsible for government-mandated duties, and elections for the municipal council (kommunfullmäktige) are held every four years, parallel to the general elections.
Östersund gained a city council (stadsfullmäktige) in 1863, known as Östersunds stad, and each member was elected through a single-winner voting system. Sweden was democratized in the end of the 1910s and a more parliamentarian election system was introduced. Östersund continued to be gove