Sjöbo

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Sjöbo
Town centre with view over Sjöbo Gästis
Town centre with view over Sjöbo Gästis
Coat of arms of Sjöbo
Coat of arms
Sjöbo is located in Sweden
Sjöbo
Sjöbo
Coordinates: 55°38′N 13°43′E / 55.633°N 13.717°E / 55.633; 13.717Coordinates: 55°38′N 13°43′E / 55.633°N 13.717°E / 55.633; 13.717
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Sjöbo Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 6,724
 • Density 1,277/km2 (3,310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Sjöbo is a locality and the seat of Sjöbo Municipality in Skåne County, Sweden with 6,724 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Overview[edit]

Sjöbo started growing when it became a halt on the railway between Malmö (to the west) and Simrishamn (to the east) in the early 20th century. Today the town of Sjöbo cannot be reached by rail, but a road through central Scania crosses the municipality and town, while another large road from east to west also crosses it.

Sjöbo possess the Guinness World Record for the biggest "spettekaka" ever made. "Spettekaka" ("spit cake") is a cake made out of flour, sugar and eggs and baked on a skewer.

The town is also associated with many cases of opposition to immigration (see Refugee controversy in Sjöbo). In the 2010 election, the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats received 16% of the vote, the highest of any municipality.[2]

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. 
  2. ^ "Val till riksdagen-Röster- Sjöbo". Val.se. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2010.