Åkarp

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Åkarp
Warning sign for ducks in Åkarp
Warning sign for ducks in Åkarp
Åkarp is located in Sweden
Åkarp
Åkarp
Coordinates: 55°39′N 13°07′E / 55.650°N 13.117°E / 55.650; 13.117Coordinates: 55°39′N 13°07′E / 55.650°N 13.117°E / 55.650; 13.117
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Burlöv Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2.32 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 5,617
 • Density 2,418/km2 (6,260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Åkarp is a locality situated in Burlöv Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 5,617 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It is situated approximately 8 km northeast of Malmö and 13 km southwest of Lund. It has a railway station where the Skåne commuter rail network stops.

In 1120 the village was known to be called Acathorp, from the two words Åke (a Swedish man's name) and torp. Around the 15th century the name changed to Ågarp, and during the 16th century the name changed to Ågerup. The first record of the name Åkarp is from the year 1770.

Composer Lars-Erik Larsson was born in Åkarp.

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.