Tomelilla Municipality is located in the south-eastern plains of Scania known as Österlen, which is an area notable for its beauty, and thus popular among painters as well as covered with summer cottages, country mansions, and so on.
There are 5 localities (or built-up areas)in Tomelilla Municipality. In the table they are listed according to the size of the population as of September 1, 2011. The municipal seat is in bold characters.
If it wasn't for these movies and their popularity, Tomelilla would not have been more than a spot on the map. Quite a few famous people today own houses in the countryside surrounding Tomelilla. To mention a few: