Vellinge Municipality

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Vellinge Municipality
Vellinge kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Vellinge Municipality
Coat of arms
Vellinge Municipality in Scania County.png
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Vellinge
Area[1]
 • Total 705.46 km2 (272.38 sq mi)
 • Land 142.61 km2 (55.06 sq mi)
 • Water 562.85 km2 (217.32 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 33,807
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania
Municipal code 1233
Website www.vellinge.se

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

The present municipality is a result of the latest local government reform in Sweden. In 1974 the municipalities of Räng, Vellinge and Månstorp (all three created through amalgamation of even smaller units in 1952) amalgamated with the former Town of Skanör med Falsterbo to form a new Vellinge Municipality.

The municipality is considered to be one of the most economically well-off in Sweden, politically governed by a stable majority of the liberal conservative Moderate Party. Due to its low taxes, Vellinge Municipality is mainly populated by middle-class families, many commuting to Malmö (pop. 250,000).

Localities[edit]

There are nine urban areas (also called a tätort, i.e. locality) in Vellinge Municipality. In the table they are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Höllviken 10,014
2 Skanör med Falsterbo 6,861
3 Vellinge 6,115
4 Ljunghusen 2,444
5 Hököpinge 923
6 Västra Ingelstad 703
7 Rängs sand 596
8 Gessie villastad 485
9 Östra Grevie 436

All of the urban areas are best characterized as affluent suburbs within the metropolitan area of southwestern Scania. Skanör-Falsterbo was an important medieval town.

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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°28′N 13°01′E / 55.467°N 13.017°E / 55.467; 13.017