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Eslöv, Sweden
Eslöv Municipal Library
Coat of arms of Eslöv, Sweden
Coat of arms
Eslöv, Sweden is located in Skåne
Eslöv, Sweden
Eslöv, Sweden
Eslöv, Sweden is located in Sweden
Eslöv, Sweden
Eslöv, Sweden
Coordinates: 55°50′21″N 13°18′14″E / 55.83917°N 13.30389°E / 55.83917; 13.30389Coordinates: 55°50′21″N 13°18′14″E / 55.83917°N 13.30389°E / 55.83917; 13.30389
CountySkåne County
MunicipalityEslöv Municipality
 • Total9.14 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
68 m (223 ft)
(31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total17,748
 • Density1,942/km2 (5,030/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
241 xx
Area code(s)(+46) 413
WebsiteOfficial website

Eslöv is a town and the seat of Eslöv Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 17,748 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Eslöv is part of the Öresund Region.


Eslöv was a small village until the beginning of the railway age. In 1858 a station on the main line between Stockholm and Malmö was opened. In the 1860s more railways were built and Eslöv became a junction with lines in six different directions. The population began to grow and in 1875 it had reached 1,240 and Eslöv got the status of a köping (market town). In 1911 it had 5,400 inhabitants and got town privileges (See stad). The population continued to grow and reached 7,000 in 1951, 11,000 in 1964 and 15,000 in 1995. The local government reform of 1971 made Eslöv the seat of Eslöv Municipality, which today has more than 30,000 inhabitants.

Eslöv Airport (ESME), a local airstrip, was originally used for mail transport, but was also used for military training during World War II. Now it is mostly used by private pilots and parachutists.


Trade flourished around the new station and eventually it also attracted industrial establishments. Among the city's companies are Procordia Food AB (formerly Felix AB).


Eslöv church, built 1890 in Neo-Gothic. This style became known as Eslöv Gothic in Sweden.[2]

Sweden's tallest wooden house, Lagerhuset, is located in the city. In 2007, a large-scale renovation of the building took place and it was converted into an apartment complex. The building was originally built as a grain silo for cereal during World War I.

The medicine Salubrin was invented in Eslöv. Several other big companies also have their main offices in the town.


The following sports clubs are located in Eslöv:


  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ Liljedahl, Anne Louise. "Besök på SVT och Riksdagen - Eslövs kommun". Retrieved 29 October 2016.
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