Ängelholm Municipality

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Ängelholm Municipality
Ängelholms kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Ängelholm Municipality
Coat of arms
Ängelholm Municipality in Scania County.png
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Ängelholm
Area[1]
 • Total 478.06 km2 (184.58 sq mi)
 • Land 420.06 km2 (162.19 sq mi)
 • Water 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2014)[2]
 • Total 40,229
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania
Municipal code 1292
Website www.engelholm.se

Ängelholm Municipality (Ängelholms kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the city Ängelholm.

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.

Localities[edit]

There are 9 urban areas (also called a tätort, or locality) in Ängelholm Municipality.

In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of 31 December 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Ängelholm 22,533
2 Munka-Ljungby 2,877
3 Vejbystrand 1) 2,764
4 Strövelstorp 1,012
5 Hjärnarp 871
6 Skepparkroken 705
7 Svenstorp 238
8 Margretetorp 211
9 Höja 200

1) A minor part of Vejbystrand is in Båstad Municipality

International relations[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved March 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.engelholm.se/Kommun-politik/Vara-vanorter/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°15′N 12°51′E / 56.250°N 12.850°E / 56.250; 12.850