Tomelilla Municipality

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Tomelilla Municipality
Tomelilla kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Tomelilla Municipality
Coat of arms
Tomelilla Municipality in Scania County.png
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Tomelilla
Area[1]
 • Total 397.39 km2 (153.43 sq mi)
 • Land 395.94 km2 (152.87 sq mi)
 • Water 1.45 km2 (0.56 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 12,891
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania
Municipal code 1270
Website www.tomelilla.se

Tomelilla Municipality (Tomelilla kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the town Tomelilla.

The municipality was formed through a series of amalgamations taking place in 1952, 1969 and 1971. The number of pre-1952 units making up the present municipality is twenty.

Geography[edit]

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.

Localities[edit]

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.

# Locality Population
1 Tomelilla 6,444
2 Brösarp 680
3 Onslunda 490
4 Smedstorp 363
5 Lunnarp 339

Notability[edit]

Tomelilla Municipality was made famous by Tage Danielsson (1928–1985) and Hans Alfredsson (1931-), who directed and acted in numerous movies that were filmed in and around the town of Tomelilla:

  • The Apple War (1972)
  • Ägget är löst (1975)
  • Picassos äventyr (1978)
  • Den enfaldige mördaren (1982)
  • P&B (1983)
  • Jim & piraterna Blom (1986)

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:

Tomelilla Municipality is known for the amusement park Tosselilla (previously known as Tomelilla amusement park), quite possibly the most visited amusement park in the province.

Its coat of arms is from 2002. It depicts the bird kite, native to the area, in silver on a red shield.

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.  Text "http://www.scb.se/sv_/Hitta-statistik/Statistik-efter-amne/Befolkning/Befolkningens-sammansattning/Befolkningsstatistik/25788/25795/Helarsstatistik---Kommun-lan-och-riket/159277/" ignored (help);

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°33′N 13°57′E / 55.550°N 13.950°E / 55.550; 13.950