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
CountrySweden
National AreaSouth Sweden
CountySkåne County
SeatBåstad
Area
 • Total881.9 km2 (340.5 sq mi)
 • Land209.79 km2 (81.00 sq mi)
 • Water672.11 km2 (259.50 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total14,948
 • Density17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceScania and Halland
Municipal code1278
Websitewww.bastad.se

Båstad Municipality (Båstads kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in South Sweden, located in 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.

Localities[edit]

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

Elections[edit]

Below are the results since the 1973 municipal reform listed. Between 1988 and 1998 the Sweden Democrats' results were not published by the SCB due to the party's small size nationwide. "Turnout" denotes the percentage of the electorate casting a ballot, but "Votes" only applies to valid ballots cast.

Riksdag[edit]

Year Turnout Votes V S MP C L KD M SD ND
1973[3] 90.6 7,146 0.9 21.1 0.0 47.7 8.9 1.0 20.4 0.0 0.0
1976[4] 92.5 7,849 0.7 18.8 0.0 45.9 9.7 0.8 23.2 0.0 0.0
1979[5] 91.5 8,134 0.9 18.2 0.0 34.5 9.8 0.6 34.2 0.0 0.0
1982[6] 92.0 8,458 0.8 19.1 1.9 29.6 6.9 0.9 40.1 0.0 0.0
1985[7] 90.1 8,579 1.1 19.3 1.8 24.4 16.6 0.0 36.3 0.0 0.0
1988[8] 86.7 8,462 1.0 21.3 5.9 23.8 13.6 1.8 32.3 0.0 0.0
1991[9] 87.3 9,077 0.8 16.4 2.9 17.0 8.5 7.5 36.2 0.0 9.7
1994[10] 86.1 9,167 1.6 22.8 4.5 17.0 6.7 4.5 40.1 0.0 2.2
1998[11] 81.5 8,890 4.3 18.4 3.6 10.8 5.3 17.5 37.4 0.0 0.0
2002[12] 79.7 8,799 3.0 21.3 3.6 11.3 15.3 14.9 27.1 2.5 0.0
2006[13] 82.7 9,349 1.8 18.2 3.7 12.7 7.7 8.4 41.8 3.6 0.0
2010[14] 85.3 9,769 1.9 15.3 5.5 12.1 7.4 7.2 44.1 5.6 0.0
2014[15] 86.9 10,086 2.2 18.2 6.3 10.1 6.1 5.4 34.7 14.8 0.0

Blocs

This lists the relative strength of the socialist and centre-right blocs since 1973, but parties not elected to the Riksdag are inserted as "other", including the Sweden Democrats results from 1988 to 2006, but also the Christian Democrats pre-1991 and the Greens in 1982, 1985 and 1991. The sources are identical to the table above. The coalition or government mandate marked in bold formed the government after the election. New Democracy got elected in 1991 but are still listed as "other" due to the short lifespan of the party. "Elected" is the total number of percentage points from the municipality that went to parties who were elected to the Riksdag.

Year Turnout Votes Left Right SD Other Elected
1973 90.6 7,146 22.0 77.0 0.0 1.0 99.0
1976 92.5 7,849 19.5 78.8 0.0 1.7 98.3
1979 91.5 8,134 19.1 78.5 0.0 2.4 97.6
1982 92.0 8,458 19.9 76.6 0.0 3.5 96.5
1985 90.1 8,579 20.4 77.3 0.0 2.3 97.7
1988 86.7 8,462 28.2 69.7 0.0 2.1 97.9
1991 87.3 9,077 17.2 69.2 0.0 13.6 96.1
1994 86.1 9,167 28.9 68.3 0.0 2.8 97.2
1998 81.5 8,890 26.3 71.0 0.0 2.7 97.3
2002 79.7 8,799 28.0 68.6 0.0 3.4 96.6
2006 82.7 9,349 23.7 70.6 0.0 5.7 94.3
2010 85.3 9,769 22.7 70.8 5.6 0.9 99.1
2014 86.9 10,086 26.7 56.3 14.8 2.2 97.8

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 the construction of the Hallandsås Tunnel through the ridge caused fishes in the streams to die and cows grazing on the ridge to become paralyzed due to the poisonous substance acrylamide used by the digging company to counteract the high level of groundwater in the ridge.

References[edit]

Sources
Citations
  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 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1973 (page 163)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1976 (page 158)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1979 (page 182)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1982 (page 183)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1985 (page 184" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1988 (page 165)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1991 (page 26)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1994 (page 40)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1998 (page 37)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Båstads kommun 2002" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Båstads kommun 2006" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Båstads kommun 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Båstads kommun 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 25 August 2017.

External links[edit]

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