Ronneby Municipality

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Ronneby Municipality
Ronneby kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Ronneby Municipality
Coat of arms
Ronneby Municipality in Blekinge County.png
Country Sweden
County Blekinge County
Seat Ronneby
Area[1]
 • Total 1,241.85 km2 (479.48 sq mi)
 • Land 825.34 km2 (318.67 sq mi)
 • Water 416.51 km2 (160.82 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 27,871
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Blekinge
Municipal code 1081
Website www.ronneby.se

Ronneby Municipality (Ronneby kommun) is a municipality in Blekinge County in southern Sweden. It borders to Tingsryd Municipality, Emmaboda Municipality, Karlskrona Municipality and Karlshamn Municipality. The town Ronneby is the seat of the municipality.

The present municipality was created in 1967 through the amalgamation of the City of Ronneby with three surrounding units.

Localities[edit]

There are 9 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Ronneby 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 Ronneby 11,767
2 Kallinge 4,767
3 Bräkne-Hoby 1,769
4 Johannishus 773
5 Listerby 672
6 Ronnebyhamn 464
7 Backaryd 399
8 Eringsboda 340
9 Hallabro 252

Politics[edit]

Ronneby was run by the Social Democratic Party for over 80 consecutive years, until a right wing coalition won the election in 2010. This coalition consists of the Moderate Party (23,5 %), the Center Party (11,8 %), the Peoples Party (5,7%), the Christian Democrats (1,8%) and the Ronneby Party (7,2%). The chairman of the municipal board of directors is moderate Roger Fredriksson. The Ronneby Party is a party with local interests formed before the national election of 1994. In 1998 the party had got 6.3% of the votes and three seats in the municipal council. In 2002 the vote share was reduced to 3.0%.

Parishes[edit]

Parishes ordered by hundreds:

  1. Bräkne Hundred
  2. Medelstad Hundred

International relations[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.