Eslöv Municipality

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Eslöv Municipality
Eslövs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Eslöv Municipality
Coat of arms
Eslöv Municipality in Scania County.png
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Eslöv
Area[1]
 • Total 424.68 km2 (163.97 sq mi)
 • Land 419.06 km2 (161.80 sq mi)
 • Water 5.62 km2 (2.17 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 31,920
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania
Municipal code 1285
Website www.eslov.se
The newly renovated Citizen's Hall in Eslöv, by architect Hans Asplund
Eslöv Church

Eslöv Municipality (Eslövs kommun) is one of 290 municipalities of Sweden, situated in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Eslöv.

The present municipality was created in 1971, when the former City of Eslöv was amalgamated with a number of surrounding municipalities, most of them created by the earlier nation-wide local government reform in 1952.

The municipality has several interesting places. There are 11 castles. Hjularöd's castle was the setting of the Swedish TV classic Mystery of Greveholm broadcast by SVT. In the Västra Strö village by the church there is an ancient monument consisting of five standing stones and two runestones DR 334 and DR 335 dating from about the year 1000. Sweden's only sugar refinery lies in Örtofta, south of Eslöv. In Eslöv there are two nature reserves, Allmänningen and Abullahagen. The Stone Mountain, Eslöv Church and Hotel Sten Stensson Sten with the locally famous "Scanish Steps" lie in the middle of Eslöv. Maybe the most famous inhabitant of Eslöv is the comedian Johan Glans, who has made several TV series.

Localities[edit]

There are 12 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Eslöv 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.

# Locality Population
1 Eslöv 16,551
2 Marieholm 1,578
3 Stehag 1,129
4 Löberöd 1) 1,097
5 Flyinge 979
6 Harlösa 742
7 Billinge 444
8 Kungshult 367
9 Gårdstånga 339
10 Hurva 332
11 Stockamöllan 301
12 Väggarp 213

1) Löberöd is a bimunicipal [1] locality situated on the municipal border. A minor part is in Höör Municipality.

Twinnings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Vinabæir". gardabaer.is. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kunskapsresa till vänorten Viljandi". eslov.se. Retrieved 26 April 2014.  (Swedish)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°50′N 13°18′E / 55.833°N 13.300°E / 55.833; 13.300