|• Total||1,306.27 km2 (504.35 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,268.53 km2 (489.78 sq mi)|
|• Water||37.74 km2 (14.57 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2014.|
|Population (December 31, 2016)|
|• Density||40/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The present municipality was created in 1974 when the former City of Hässleholm (itself incorporated in 1914) was amalgamated with seven surrounding municipalities. Back in 1863 there were twenty-nine local government units (all rural) in the area.
The municipal coat of arms was granted in 1920 and registered for the new municipality in 1974. The cross symbolizes the railway junction, which is the origin of the town Hässleholm. The hazelnuts allude to the name Hässleholm, which roughly translates as "Hazel-isle".
At 1,306.27 km2 Hässleholm is the second largest municipality in Skåne County by total area. By land area Hässleholm is the largest in Skåne County with 1,268.53 km2 (Kristianstad Municipality short after with 1,246.25 km2), much due to its relatively small water area of 37.74 km2.
There are 17 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Hässleholm Municipality.
In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.
- Hässleholms Workshops
- Göinge Mechanical Workshop
- Hässleholms Brewery
- Hässleholms Kapsyl- och Stanniolfabrik
- Hässleholms Filfabrik
Sport in Hässleholm
- Bengt Bauler
- Johan T Karlsson
- Ida-Theres Nerell
- Pia Hansen
- Andreas Tilliander
- Andreas Dahl, football (soccer) player
- Jon Jönsson, football (soccer) player
- Ingrid Swede, film
- Jan Brink
- Åke "Kometen" Persson
- Jeanette Thelander
- Anders S. Nilsson
- Glenn Wish
- Neneh Cherry, Swedish-American singer born here but raised in London and New York City
- Martin Ingvarsson
- Joddla med Siv
- Fredrik Ljungberg, footballer born in Vittsjö, but grew up in Halmstad
- Nilla Fischer, footballer
- Gustav Fridolin, Sweden's youngest parliament member, now a journalist for Kalla Fakta
- Bildsköne Bengtsson
- Peps Persson, musician
- KG Hammar, former archbishop
- Gunhild Sehlin
- "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
- Hässleholm Municipality - Official site