|• Total||836.51 km2 (322.98 sq mi)|
|• Land||491.33 km2 (189.70 sq mi)|
|• Water||345.18 km2 (133.27 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2010.|
|Population (June 30, 2012)|
|• Density||37/km2 (96/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
Karlshamn Municipality (Karlshamns kommun) is a municipality in Blekinge County in southern Sweden. It borders to Olofström Municipality, Sölvesborg Municipality, Ronneby Municipality and Tingsryd Municipality. The city Karlshamn is the seat of the municipality.
1863 at the time of first municipal legislation in Sweden, the area was divided into the City of Karlshamn and five rural municipalities. 1881 a further subdivision was made by Asarum into Ringamåla. The administrative reform in 1952 reduced the number of municipalities surrounding the town to Hällaryd (Hällaryds plus Åryds municipalities), Asarum (reunition of Asarum and Ringamåla), Mörrum (municipalities Elleholm plus Mörrum). In 1/1 1967 the town of Karlshamn was united with Asarum, Hällaryd och Mörrum to form the present municipality when all local government units in Sweden became municipalities of unitary type..
There are 6 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Karlshamn Municipality.
In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2010. The municipal seat is in bold characters.
Totally, 31.000 people live in Karlshamn which makes it the second largest municipality in Blekinge County.
Government and politics
Distribution of the 51 seats in the municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige] after the 2010 election:
- Social Democratic Party 20
- Moderate Party 11
- Green Party 5
- Sweden Democrats 5
- Centre Party 3
- Liberal People's Party 3
- Left Party 2
- Christian Democrats 1
- Communist Party 1
Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Karlshamn:
- Social Democratic Party 37.3%
- Moderate Party 26.3%
- Sweden Democrats 9.4%
- Green Party 6.3%
- Left Party 6.1%
- Liberal People's Party 5.3%
- Centre Party 5.0%
- Christian Democrats 3.5%
The municipal tax is deducted as a percentage of individual citizens income. It is 21.89% 2009. The average personal income in the municipality was 158594 SEK year 2009. This is 96% of the national average (SCB). The council also derives income from the municipal harbour, the energy services etc.
- Bräkne Hundred
- Lister Hundred
- "Statistiska centralbyrån den 1 januari 2010" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 30 juni 2012" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2010-08-19.