Eslöv Municipality

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Eslöv Municipality

Eslövs kommun
Hjularöd Castle
Coat of arms of Eslöv Municipality
Coat of arms
Eslöv Municipality in Scania County.png
CountrySweden
CountySkåne County
SeatEslöv
Area
 • Total424.68 km2 (163.97 sq mi)
 • Land419.06 km2 (161.80 sq mi)
 • Water5.62 km2 (2.17 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total33,557
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceScania
Municipal code1285
Websitewww.eslov.se

Eslöv Municipality (Eslövs kommun) is one of 290 municipalities of Sweden, situated in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Eslöv.

The present municipality was created in 1971, when the former City of Eslöv was amalgamated with a number of surrounding municipalities, most of them created by the earlier nationwide local government reform in 1952.

The municipality has several interesting places. There are 11 castles. Hjularöd's castle was the setting of the Swedish TV classic Mystery of Greveholm broadcast by SVT. In the Västra Strö village by the church there is an ancient monument consisting of five standing stones and two runestones DR 334 and DR 335 dating from about the year 1000. Sweden's only sugar refinery lies in Örtofta, south of Eslöv. In Eslöv there are two nature reserves, Allmänningen and Abullahagen. The Stone Mountain, Eslöv Church and Hotel Sten Stensson Sten with the locally famous "Scanish Steps" lie in the middle of Eslöv. Maybe the most famous inhabitant of Eslöv is the comedian Johan Glans, who has made several TV series and is well known throughout the country.

Localities[edit]

There are 13 urban areas in the municipality. As of 2015, they were:

# Locality Population
1 Eslöv 18,592
2 Marieholm 1,604
3 Löberöd (part of) 1,241
4 Stehag 1,191
5 Flyinge 992
6 Harlösa 780
7 Billinge 434
8 Hurva 376
9 Gårdstånga 366
10 Kungshult 365
11 Stockamöllan 293
12 Örtofta 283
13 Väggarp 229

Twin towns - Sister cities[3][edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. 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. ^ "Internationellt arbete" (in Swedish). Eslöv Municipality. Retrieved 2019-07-28.

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Coordinates: 55°50′N 13°18′E / 55.833°N 13.300°E / 55.833; 13.300