Bromölla Municipality

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Bromölla Municipality
Bromölla kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Bromölla Municipality
Coat of arms
Bromölla Municipality in Scania County.png
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Bromölla
Area[1]
 • Total 197.14 km2 (76.12 sq mi)
 • Land 162.5 km2 (62.7 sq mi)
 • Water 34.64 km2 (13.37 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 12,336
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania
Municipal code 1272
Website www.bromolla.se

Bromölla Municipality (Bromölla kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the town Bromölla.

Bromölla was in 1967 reunited with Ivetofta (from which it had been detached as a market town in 1942). In 1974 Näsum was added and the municipality's present territory was defined.

History[edit]

The name Bromölla translates to "Bridge Mill", one or more mills used at least from the 17th to the 19th century, adjacent to a small river. The municipal arms depict a bridge over a river, and a water wheel symbolizing the mill.

Urban areas[edit]

There are 5 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Bromölla Municipality.

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

# Locality Population
1 Bromölla 7,428
2 Näsum 1,119
3 Valje 771
4 Gualöv 539
5 Nymölla 294

A small part of Valje is situated in Sölvesborg Municipality.

Industry[edit]

IFÖ Sanitär was founded by William Abelgaard Nielsen in 1887 as a limestone and kaolin mining at the nearby Ivö island. Their main production is, and has been since 1936, to manufacture toilets and sinks. Toilets all around Sweden feature the IFÖ insignia. IFÖ Sanitär is, since 2002, owned by the Swedish venture capital company EQT Partners.

Also important is the Nymölla Stora Enso paper mill, producing fine paper for the world.

Culture[edit]

Bromölla boosts remains from the Stone Age, and even some findings of dinosaurs. More recent remains also attract visitors, among them old churches, mills and some other curiosities that have survived the modernisation. In the municipality are several cultural houses, rural museums and mansions that can be visited.

In the town of Bromölla lies a popular cinema visited by people from the whole of southern Sweden. It was elected Best Cinema of Sweden in 2001 by the leading film reviewing program on Swedish television.

Famous people Bromölla[edit]

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°03′N 14°28′E / 56.050°N 14.467°E / 56.050; 14.467