Höllviken

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Höllviken
Sculptures on the north coast of Höllviken.
Sculptures on the north coast of Höllviken.
Höllviken is located in Sweden
Höllviken
Höllviken
Coordinates: 55°25′N 12°57′E / 55.417°N 12.950°E / 55.417; 12.950Coordinates: 55°25′N 12°57′E / 55.417°N 12.950°E / 55.417; 12.950
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Vellinge Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 6.54 km2 (2.53 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 10,607
 • Density 1,622/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Höllviken is a locality situated in Vellinge Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 10,607 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is located close to both Malmö and the Øresund Bridge which connects Sweden and Denmark.

The town is a popular summer vacation spot for northern Europeans, who are attracted to its sand beaches and the historical sites which date back to the time of the Vikings. The peninsula on which the town is situated is unique because it is surrounded by two different seas: Öresund and The Baltic Sea.

Prior to the 1960s, the peninsula remained mainly populated by wealthy businessmen from the Malmö region during the summers. Recently, however, it has begun to grow as a commuter town.

The following sports clubs are located in Höllviken:

Höllviken's popular beach by the Baltic sea

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.