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A classic Kivik cottage
A classic Kivik cottage
Kivik is located in Skåne
Kivik is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 55°41′N 14°14′E / 55.683°N 14.233°E / 55.683; 14.233Coordinates: 55°41′N 14°14′E / 55.683°N 14.233°E / 55.683; 14.233
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Simrishamn Municipality
 • Total 1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 960
 • Density 766/km2 (1,980/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Kivik is a locality situated in Simrishamn Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 960 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is located in a part of Scania (Skåne) called Österlen.

Kivik is known for its annual market, usually taking place on the third Monday through Wednesday of July each year. It's also known for its abundant production of herring, apples and apple cider, usually sold in large quantities at the market.

Historically, Kivik is also home to a bronze-age tomb - the 3,000-year-old "King's Grave". It is the largest circular burial site in Sweden, measuring 75 metres in diameter.

The national park of Stenshuvud is situated to the south of the village.

Kungagraven in Kivik


  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. 

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