Borgholm Municipality

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Borgholm Municipality
Borgholms kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Borgholm Municipality
Coat of arms
Borgholm Municipality in Kalmar County.png
Country Sweden
County Kalmar County
Seat Borgholm
Area[1]
 • Total 3,654.83 km2 (1,411.14 sq mi)
 • Land 678.65 km2 (262.03 sq mi)
 • Water 2,976.18 km2 (1,149.11 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 10,619
 • Density 2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Öland
Municipal code 0885
Website www.borgholm.se

Borgholm Municipality (Borgholms kommun) is a municipality in Kalmar County, south-eastern Sweden, constituting the northern half of the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea. The municipal seat is located in the city of Borgholm.

Notable historic sites in this municipality are Borgholm Castle and Halltorps Estate.

The local government reform in the 1970s saw the creation of two municipalities on the island of Öland. Borgholm Municipality is the northern of the two and consists of sixteen original (pre-1952) entities. The southern half of the island is made up of Mörbylånga Municipality.

Localities[edit]

There are 5 urban areas (also called Tätort or localities) in Borgholm Municipality.

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

# Locality Population
1 Borgholm 3,093
2 Köpingsvik 609
3 Löttorp 455
4 Rälla 440
5 Björkviken 243

Sister cities[edit]

Borgholm has four sister cities (a.k.a. twin towns):

Politics[edit]

Result of the 2010 election

Moderate Party 31,73%

Centre party 16,84%

Liberal People's Party 4,96%

Christian Democrats 7,32%

Swedish Social Democratic Party 23,28%

Left Party 3,56%

Green Party 6,17%

Sweden Democrats 5,18%

Other Parties 0,97%

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Coordinates: 56°53′N 16°39′E / 56.883°N 16.650°E / 56.883; 16.650