Motala

Motala (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈmûːˌtɑːla] (listen))[2] is a locality and the seat of Motala Municipality, Östergötland County, Sweden with 29,823 inhabitants (41,956 in the entire municipality) in 2010.[1] It is the third largest city of Östergötland, following Linköping and Norrköping. Motala is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Vättern and is regarded as the main centre of both the Göta Canal and the surrounding lake region.

Motala
The old court house
Motala
Motala
Coordinates: 58°32′N 15°02′E
CountrySweden
ProvinceÖstergötland
CountyÖstergötland County
MunicipalityMotala Municipality
Area
  Total19.29 km2 (7.45 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
  Total29,823
  Density1,546/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)