Sölvesborg Municipality

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Sölvesborg Municipality
Sölvesborgs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Sölvesborg Municipality
Coat of arms
Sölvesborg Municipality in Blekinge County.png
Country Sweden
County Blekinge County
Seat Sölvesborg
Area[1]
 • Total 1,106.4 km2 (427.2 sq mi)
 • Land 185.31 km2 (71.55 sq mi)
 • Water 921.09 km2 (355.63 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 16,800
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Blekinge
Municipal code 1083
Website www.solvesborg.se

Sölvesborg Municipality (Sölvesborgs kommun) is a municipality in Blekinge County in southern Sweden. It borders to Bromölla Municipality, Olofström Municipality and Karlshamn Municipality. The town Sölvesborg is the seat of the municipality.

The present municipality was formed in 1971 when the City of Sölvesborg was amalgamated with the rural municipalities Gammalstorp and Mjällby.

Politics[edit]

The Sölvesborg Party was formed ahead of the 2002 election by a group of former Green Party members. Party councillors are Dan Boberg and Bo Sandquist.

In the 2002 elections the party got 4.7% of the votes (472 votes) and two seats in the municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige)

In the 2006 elections the party got 2.7% of the votes (277 votes) and one seat in the municipal assembly.

The municipality otherwise reflect the same political majorities as in its neighbouring municipalitiess of Bromölla, Olofström and Karlshamn.

Localities[edit]

There are 10 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Sölvesborg 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 Sölvesborg 7,883
2 Mjällby 1,272
3 Hällevik 776
3 Hörvik 776
5 Norje 674
6 Nogersund 532
7 Pukavik 283
8 Lörby 243
9 Ysane 212
10 Valjeviken 211

A minor part of Valje is also situated in the municipality. The main part of Valje is, however, in Bromölla Municipality.

Parishes[edit]

All parishes belonged to Lister Hundred:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Sölvesborg is twinned [3] with:

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. ^ http://www.solvesborg.se/1630

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°03′N 14°35′E / 56.050°N 14.583°E / 56.050; 14.583