Båstad Municipality

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Båstad Municipality
Båstads kommun
Coat of arms of Båstad Municipality
Coat of arms
Båstad Municipality in Scania County.png
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Båstad
 • Total 881.9 km2 (340.5 sq mi)
 • Land 209.79 km2 (81.00 sq mi)
 • Water 672.11 km2 (259.50 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 14,614
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania and Halland
Municipal code 1278
Website www.bastad.se

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

The present municipality was established in 1971 when the market town (köping) Båstad was amalgamated with the surrounding rural municipalities. One parish was transferred from Halland County.


There are 6 localities in Båstad 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 Båstad 4,793
2 Förslöv 1,998
3 Torekov 883
4 Grevie 769
5 Östra Karup 563
6 Västra Karup 556

Hallandian ridge[edit]

Extending through the municipality, marking the border to the province Halland, is the ridge of Hallandia, or Hallandsåsen. It is one of the highest points in the otherwise flat-terrained Scania, with a height of 226 meters.

The ridge reached the public eye in 1997, when a tunnel being dug through the ridge caused fishes in the streams to die and cows grazing on the ridge to become paralyzed. The reason was a substance containing the poisonous substance acrylamide used by the digging company to counteract a surprising high level of groundwater in the ridge.


  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 56°26′N 12°50′E / 56.433°N 12.833°E / 56.433; 12.833