In 1971 the City of Ängelholm was amalgamated with the rural municipalities Ausås, Barkåkra, Hjärnarp and Munka-Ljungby, thus creating a municipality of unitary type. In 1974 a parish from the dissolved municipality Östra Ljungby was added.
Ängelholm was until recently the home of a major airforce base. The base is now closed down and the premises taken over by the supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg.
A notable landmark is the UFO memorial at Ängelholm. It is a model of a flying saucer on a site, situated on a site, where on 18 May 1946 a UFO allegedly landed.