Åstorp

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Åstorp
Åstorp is located in Sweden
Åstorp
Åstorp
Coordinates: 56°8′5″N 12°56′50″E / 56.13472°N 12.94722°E / 56.13472; 12.94722Coordinates: 56°8′5″N 12°56′50″E / 56.13472°N 12.94722°E / 56.13472; 12.94722
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Åstorp Municipality and
Ängelholm Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 7.12 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 9,488
 • Density 1,332/km2 (3,450/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Åstorp is a bimunicipal locality and the seat of Åstorp Municipality in Skåne County, Sweden with 9,488 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is also partly located in Ängelholm Municipality.

Overview[edit]

Åstorp is a railway junction located at the European route E4 close to Helsingborg. Åstorp has a station on the local line Helsingborg-Hässleholm-Kristianstad located 25 minutes from Helsingborg and 70 minutes from Kristianstad.

Åstorp grew in importance when the railway from Helsingborg to Hässleholm-Stockholm was completed in 1875. In 1886 a railway to Malmö was completed, and in 1888 Åstorp became a main junction when the Malmö-Gothenburg line was completed. These lines are still in use, although passenger traffic Malmö-Gothenburg is re-routed via Helsingborg-Ängelholm. The Ängelholm-Åstorp-Teckomatorp line is a main route for cargo trains to Malmö. Åstorp is connected to Helsingborg via two routes, one entering Helsingborg from the north and one from the south via Ramlösa.

Åstorp has also been connected with railroads to Landskrona, to Eslöv via Klippan, to Markaryd-Ljungby and to Höganäs-Mölle although traffic is discontinued and most of the tracks have been removed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 

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