|o Total||8.18 km2 (3.16 sq mi)|
(31 December 2010)
|o Density||1,521/km2 (3,940/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
Finspång is a traditional industrial town. The first industries were established in 1580 when a Royal factory for cannon and cannon balls was chartered. The industry was to continue for 300 years under supervision of the Walloon/Dutch family De Geer. Anders Qvarfordt was employed by Count Louis de Geer. His assignment was "to lodge and feed the Count de Geers Vallon blacksmiths". Finspång Castle was built by Louis De Geer (1622-1695), and around it industries and an orangery developed into the town of Finspång.
In the late 19th century Bofors steel works, which initially supplied forgings and castings to the factory, started to expand into the weapons business. With Alfred Nobel's help, by the 1911 AB Bofors-Gullspång had outcompeted, bought and closed down its competitor.
Today the two main industrial areas are those of Siemens turbines and metal processing.
The following sports clubs are located in Finspång Municipality: