Dalby, Lund Municipality
|• Total||4.12 km2 (1.59 sq mi)|
|Population (5 April 2017)|
|• Total||6 464|
|• Density||1,568/km2 (4,060/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Dalby is a locality and short-lived (11th century) former Latin Catholic diocese situated in Lund Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 6464 inhabitants in 2017. It is located about 10 km East-southeast of Lund, and about 20 km East-northeast of Malmö.
The old quarry Stenbrottet is located a couple of kilometres east of Dalby. It's a popular place for swimming and fishing and for couples to become engaged.
Dalby has one of the oldest stone churches in Scandinavia, for which the cathedral in Hildesheim served as a model. In 1060 the Danish King Svend Estridsen initiated the creation of a religious centre in Dalby, and also constructed his royal residence there.
From 1060, Dalby was a bishopric, on territory split off from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Roskilde, under the bishop Egino, appointed by the German Archbishop Adalbert of Bremen. But as early as 1066 the English anti-bishop Henrik was enthroned in Lund, probably elected by the people and the clergy. In 1085 Canute the Saint decided to build a new cathedral in Lund and in 1104 Lund became the archbishopric over Scandinavia.
Another source holds the diocese was established in 1048 and suppressed in 1060.
Fredrik Önnevall a reporter was born here.
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- "Tätorter 2015; befolkning 2010-2017, landareal, andel som överlappas av fritidshusområden" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 5 April 2017.
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