Hässleholm Municipality

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Hässleholm Municipality
Hässleholms kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Hässleholm Municipality
Coat of arms
Hässleholm Municipality in Scania County.png
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Hässleholm
Area[1]
 • 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)[2]
 • Total 51,667
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania
Municipal code 1293
Website www.hassleholm.se

Hässleholm Municipality (Hässleholms kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the city Hässleholm.

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.

Localities[edit]

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.

# Locality Population
1 Hässleholm 17,730
2 Tyringe 4,573
3 Vinslöv 3,865
4 Bjärnum 2,643
5 Sösdala 1,785
6 Vittsjö 1,691
7 Hästveda 1,682
8 Tormestorp 1,045
9 Stoby 736
10 Sjörröd 672
11 Finja 553
12 Vankiva 363
13 Ballingslöv 321
14 Emmaljunga 291
15 Röke 243
16 Mala 228
17 Västra Torup 210

Industry[edit]

Sport in Hässleholm[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Notable residents[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 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°10′N 13°46′E / 56.167°N 13.767°E / 56.167; 13.767