Helsingborg Municipality

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Helsingborgs stad
Helsingborgs kommun
Helsingborg City Hall
Helsingborg City Hall
Coat of arms of Helsingborgs stad
Coat of arms
Helsingborg Municipality in Scania County.png
CountrySweden
CountySkåne County
SeatHelsingborg
Government
 • MayorPeter Danielsson (M)
Area
 • Total423.97 km2 (163.70 sq mi)
 • Land344.01 km2 (132.82 sq mi)
 • Water79.96 km2 (30.87 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total147,734
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceScania
Municipal code1283
Websitewww.helsingborg.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Helsingborg Municipality (Helsingborgs kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Helsingborg, which is Sweden's eighth largest city. The municipality had a population of 132,011 on January 1, 2013, and the population is increasing by roughly 1,500 people annually.

Helsinborg

Between 1912 and 1971 the name of the town was officially spelled Hälsingborg (rather like the region of Hälsingland but unlike neighbouring Danish Helsingør and the Finnish capital Helsingfors (Helsinki)). The spelling was changed back to the older version when the present municipality was created in 1971 through the amalgamation of the Town of Hälsingborg with four surrounding rural municipalities. Since the 1990s the municipality again styles itself Helsingborgs stad (Town of Helsingborg). This usage is only nominal and has no effect on the status of the municipality.

Localities[edit]

As of 2018, there were 16 urban areas the municipality.

# Locality Population
1 Helsingborg 109,869
2 Rydebäck (part of) 6,429
3 Ödåkra 5,413
4 Hittarp 4,670
5 Påarp 2,959
6 Bårslöv 2,774
7 Mörarp 1,889
8 Gantofta 1,356
9 Vallåkra 828
10 Kattarp 732
11 Allerum 725
12 Domsten 602
13 Hasslarp 600
14 Tånga och Rögle 230
15 Utvälinge 230
16 Fleninge 208

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Helsingborg is twinned with:[3]

See also[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 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "Vänorter" (in Swedish). Helsingborg Municipality. Retrieved 2019-07-28.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°03′N 12°43′E / 56.050°N 12.717°E / 56.050; 12.717