Helsingborg Municipality

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Helsingborgs kommun
Coat of arms of Helsingborgs kommun
Coat of arms
Helsingborg Municipality in Scania County.png
CountySkåne County
 • MayorPeter Danielsson (M)
 • 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 2017)[2]
 • Total143,304
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code1283
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 with roughly 1500 people annually.

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.


There are 15 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Helsingborg Municipality. In the table they are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2010. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Helsingborg 97,122
2 Rydebäck 5,141
3 Ödåkra 4,920
4 Hittarp 4,075
5 Påarp 2,789
6 Bårslöv 2,682
7 Mörarp 1,893
8 Gantofta 1,338
9 Allerum 716
10 Kattarp 688
11 Vallåkra 642
12 Domsten 617
13 Hasslarp 474
14 Utvälinge 227
15 Tånga och Rögle 223

1) Rydebäck is bimunicipal [1][permanent dead link] locality as a minor part of it (with about 40 inhabitants) is located in Landskrona Municipality.

2) Population for Helsingborg tätort-locality 2009

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Helsingborg is twinned with:

Denmark Helsingør Municipality, Denmark
United States Alexandria, USA
Croatia Dubrovnik, Croatia
Estonia Pärnu, Estonia

See also[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 2017" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.

External links[edit]

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