Åmål is situated in the west of Sweden, on the shores of Lake Vänern, one of Europes largest lakes. Åmål municipality is 481 square kilometres in area and has 12 800 inhabitants.
The main responsibilities for the Municipality Administration is education, building and environmental protection, health and care and social welfare. The largest employer is the Municipality of Åmål with 1,200 permanent positions, and the major private companies are electrotechnical industries and engineering manufacturies. There are a number of smaller industries in Åmål, mainly in the engineering and fine mechanics business. In the municipality there are also service companies, e.g. within the sectors of computing, electrical power technology, decoration, signs, business economics advising, promotion and marketing, auditing, secretarial services, translation, and education.