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Kävlinge Church
Coat of arms of Kävlinge
Coat of arms
Kävlinge is located in Skåne
Kävlinge is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 55°47′38″N 13°06′48″E / 55.79389°N 13.11333°E / 55.79389; 13.11333Coordinates: 55°47′38″N 13°06′48″E / 55.79389°N 13.11333°E / 55.79389; 13.11333
CountySkåne County
MunicipalityKävlinge Municipality
 • Total4.68 km2 (1.81 sq mi)
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total9,049
 • Density1,932/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Kävlinge (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɕɛ̂ːvlɪŋɛ])[2] is a locality and the seat of Kävlinge Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 9,049 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

In 1996, a train containing large amounts of ammonia derailed and around 9,000 people had to be evacuated from the area. This was the biggest evacuation operation in Swedish history.[3]

Near Kävlinge is the site of the Hög passage grave, a Bronze Age barrow covering a neolithic burial chamber. Hög means mound from the Old Norse word haugr for hill. The finds from the excavations are in the Lund University Historic Museum.[4]

Battle of Lund[edit]

Kävlinge is located north of Lund and has a river passing through called Kävlingeån (translated Kävlinge River). The river played an important role at the events leading up to the Battle of Lund, which was a battle in the Scanian War.


  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 15.
  3. ^ Observatörsrapport: Ammoniakolyckan i Kävlinge april 1996. Räddningsverket [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Hög Passage Grave - Passage Grave in Sweden in Skåne

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