|• Total||603.87 km2 (233.16 sq mi)|
|• Land||525.77 km2 (203.00 sq mi)|
|• Water||78.1 km2 (30.2 sq mi)|
|Area as of 1 January 2014.|
(31 December 2019)
|• Density||9.1/km2 (23/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The present municipality was formed in 1971, when the market town (köping) Boxholm (itself instituted in 1947) was amalgamated with Södra Göstring and a parish (Rinna) from the dissolved municipality of Folkunga.
The earliest human traces are from the Stone Age, circa 8000 BC. From some later times, the Nordic Bronze Age, are several remains such as cists and gravefields. And from the Viking Age, ca 800–1,000 AD, are seven kept runestones.
After the christianisation of Sweden, churches were built in the 12th and 13th century, and several churches have their foundation from that time.
An iron works was constructed in 1754, and a community grew up around it. The major expansion were however made in the 1850–1900.
- "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.