Arlöv

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Arlöv
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Burlöv Municipality
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Along the E22, Arlöv has these high-rise buildings with 9 floors.
Kronetorpsmöllan is an old preserved windmill in Arlöv. Here it is shown with a large Transformers banner, since it was the site of the very first Nordic Transformers convention in late 2007, arranged by The Nordic TransFans Association.

Arlöv is the seat of Burlöv Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden. It is statistically not defined as a locality of its own, but forms part of the contiguous Malmö urban area, 5 km northeast of downtown Malmö. Out of Malmö's 280,000 inhbitants, 11000 live in Arlöv. However, in the 1950s, a public vote took place, deciding once and for all that Burlöv municipality would never be a part of Malmö.

Overview[edit]

Arlöv is known for its sugar-industry, Sockerbolaget AB (owned by the Danish company Danisco). The town is the home of the Swedish Railway Works, Aktiebolaget Svenska Järnvägsverkstäderna (ASJ), that in the 1970s also built several automobiles for SAAB, notably the Saab Sonett II and III.

Arlöv is mentioned in the song "Hanna från Arlöv" ("Hanna from Arlöv") by the 1970s Swedish band Nationalteatern. Arlöv is also the birthplace of Swedish rock artist Kal P Dal.

The former office building of Danisco Sugar was bought in 2008 by the Church of Scientology who opened their new church, a so-called "Ideal org" there in 2009.