|• Total||329.7 km2 (127.3 sq mi)|
|• Land||319.55 km2 (123.38 sq mi)|
|• Water||10.15 km2 (3.92 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2014.|
|Population (December 31, 2014)|
|• Density||30/km2 (76/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The present municipality was formed in 1971 through the amalgamation of "old" Örkelljunga with Skånes-Fagerhult
Geographically Örkelljunga Municipality is situated in north-western Scania on the border to the provinces Halland and Småland. These parts of Scania are notable for a varied terrain of leaf woods, farming areas and small lakes.
Within the municipal borders is also a renowned golf course.
The closest large city is Helsingborg on the west coast, less than half an hour car drive away.
In sports, there is one team of national recognition and the pride of the town: Örkelljunga Volleybollklubb. Usually both the male and female teams are top contestant in the highest national league; having won it on several occasions.
There are 4 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Örkelljunga Municipality.
In the table they are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.
- "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved March 2015.
- Örkelljunga - Official site