Kävlinge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kävlinge
Kävlinge Church
Kävlinge Church
Coat of arms of Kävlinge
Coat of arms
Kävlinge is located in Sweden
Kävlinge
Kävlinge
Coordinates: 55°47′38″N 13°06′48″E / 55.79389°N 13.11333°E / 55.79389; 13.11333Coordinates: 55°47′38″N 13°06′48″E / 55.79389°N 13.11333°E / 55.79389; 13.11333
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Kävlinge Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 4.68 km2 (1.81 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 9,049
 • Density 1,932/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Kävlinge is a locality and the seat of Kävlinge Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 9,049 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

In 1996, a train containing large amounts of ammonia derailed and around 9,000 people had to be evacuated from the area. This was the biggest evacuation operation in Swedish history.[2]

Near Kävlinge is the site of the Hög passage grave, a Bronze Age barrow covering a neolithic burial chamber. Hög means mound from the Old Norse word haugr for hill. The finds from the excavations are in the Lund University Historic Museum.[3]

Battle of Lund[edit]

Kävlinge is north of Lund - a small city closely. Kävlingeån (translated Kävlinge River) was the battlefield of Battle of Lund. It was a battle in the Scanian War.

References[edit]