Mark Municipality

Mark is a municipality (in Swedish kommun ) in the Swedish province of Västra Götaland County and the historic province of Västergötland. Center of the municipality is Kinna.

Passing through the municipality, the Reichsstrasse 41 and the railway line Borås Varberg ( Viskadalsbanan ). Made was the church in the course of municipal reform in 1971 through the merger of two minority cities and six rural communities. The name derives from a former Harde.


The municipality is located in the south of the county of Västra Götaland County and is bordered to the west and south by the province of Halland County. The direct neighboring municipalities are:


Mark was an area with a strong textile production since the Middle Ages. In the 19th century, the traditional home and publishing industry was supplanted by factory. Even today, about 50 % of industrial workers in the textile industry operate.


The following places are villages ( tätorter ):

  • Berghem
  • Björketorp
  • Fritsla
  • Horred
  • Hyssna
  • Kinna
  • Öxabäck
  • Rydal
  • Sätila
  • Torestorp

Sister City

  • Apolda in Thuringia / Germany