Bromölla Municipality

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Bromölla Municipality

Bromölla kommun
Coat of arms of Bromölla Municipality
Coat of arms
Bromölla Municipality in Scania County.png
CountrySweden
National AreaSouth Sweden
CountySkåne County
SeatBromölla
Area
 • Total197.14 km2 (76.12 sq mi)
 • Land162.5 km2 (62.7 sq mi)
 • Water34.64 km2 (13.37 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total12,876
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceScania
Municipal code1272
Websitewww.bromolla.se

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

Bromölla was in 1967 reunited with Ivetofta (from which it had been detached as a market town in 1942). In 1974 Näsum was added and the municipality's present territory was defined.

History[edit]

The name Bromölla translates to "Bridge Mill", one or more mills used at least from the 17th to the 19th century, adjacent to a small river. The municipal arms depict a bridge over a river, and a water wheel symbolizing the mill.

Urban areas[edit]

There are 5 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Bromölla Municipality.

In the table they are listed according to the size of the population as of 31 December 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Bromölla 7,428
2 Näsum 1,119
3 Valje 771
4 Gualöv 539
5 Nymölla 294

A small part of Valje is situated in Sölvesborg Municipality.

Elections[edit]

These are the election results since the 1972 municipal reform. The results of Sweden Democrats were not published by the SCB between 1988 and 1998 due to the party's small size nationally so has been denoted as "0.0". Bromölla has traditionally seen outright majorities for the Social Democrats, although in the 2000's its domination has lessened.

Riksdag[edit]

Year Turnout Votes V S MP C L KD M SD ND
1973[3] 92.0 6,690 6.2 61.7 0.0 17.1 6.2 1.1 7.1 0.0 0.0
1976[4] 93.1 7,272 4.5 61.3 0.0 16.2 7.9 1.2 8.5 0.0 0.0
1979[5] 92.5 7,513 4.9 62.5 0.0 10.2 9.3 0.7 12.2 0.0 0.0
1982[6] 93.2 7,827 5.0 64.7 0.9 10.1 5.3 0.8 13.1 0.0 0.0
1985[7] 90.2 7,807 5.0 62.4 0.8 7.4 10.1 0.0 12.3 0.0 0.0
1988[8] 88.4 6,096 5.0 65.1 4.7 6.8 7.0 1.3 9.9 0.0 0.0
1991[9] 86.4 7,609 4.7 56.8 2.4 5.4 5.4 4.0 12.9 0.0 6.9
1994[10] 88.0 8,834 6.9 64.0 4.3 4.7 3.9 2.6 11.8 0.0 1.2
1998[11] 80.3 5,460 15.8 51.7 3.3 3.3 2.9 7.6 13.4 0.0 0.0
2002[12] 77.9 7,080 8.7 56.3 2.9 3.8 7.6 7.0 9.3 3.4 0.0
2006[13] 81.3 7,426 5.8 51.9 2.3 4.7 5.5 4.5 15.9 7.4 0.0
2010[14] 84.3 7,853 4.6 41.1 4.0 3.5 5.5 2.8 22.4 15.4 0.0
2014[15] 85.8 8,029 4.5 37.9 4.2 3.0 3.0 2.1 15.3 28.4 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.

Year Turnout Votes Left Right SD Other Elected
1973 92.0 6,690 67.9 30.4 0.0 1.9 98.1
1976 93.1 7,272 65.8 32.6 0.0 1.6 98.4
1979 92.5 7,513 67.4 31.7 0.0 0.9 99.1
1982 93.2 7,827 69.7 28.5 0.0 1.8 98.2
1985 90.2 7,807 67.4 29.8 0.0 2.8 97.2
1988 88.4 6,096 74.7 23.6 0.0 2.7 97.3
1991 86.4 7,609 61.5 27.7 0.0 10.8 96.1
1994 88.0 8,834 75.2 23.0 0.0 1.8 98.2
1998 80.3 5,460 70.8 27.2 0.0 2.0 98.0
2002 77.9 7,080 67.9 27.7 0.0 4.4 95.6
2006 81.3 7,426 60.0 30.6 0.0 9.4 90.6
2010 84.3 7,853 49.7 34.2 15.4 0.7 99.3
2014 85.8 8,029 46.6 23.4 28.4 1.6 98.4

Industry[edit]

IFÖ Sanitär was founded by William Abelgaard Nielsen in 1887 as a limestone and kaolin mining at the nearby Ivö island. Their main production is, and has been since 1936, to manufacture toilets and sinks. Toilets all around Sweden feature the IFÖ insignia. IFÖ Sanitär is, since 2002, owned by the Swedish venture capital company EQT Partners.

Also important is the Nymölla Stora Enso paper mill, producing fine paper for the world.

Culture[edit]

Bromölla boosts remains from the Stone Age, and even some findings of dinosaurs. More recent remains also attract visitors, among them old churches, mills and some other curiosities that have survived the modernisation. In the municipality are several cultural houses, rural museums and mansions that can be visited.

In the town of Bromölla lies a popular cinema visited by people from the whole of southern Sweden. It was elected Best Cinema of Sweden in 2001 by the leading film reviewing program on Swedish television.

Famous people Bromölla[edit]

References[edit]

  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 18 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1976 (page 158)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1979 (page 182)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1982 (page 183)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1985 (page 184)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1988 (page 165)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1991 (page 25)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1994 (page 39)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1998 (page 39)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Bromölla kommun 2002" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Bromölla kommun 2006" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Bromölla kommun 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Bromölla kommun 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 18 August 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°03′N 14°28′E / 56.050°N 14.467°E / 56.050; 14.467