Kungsbacka Municipality

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Kungsbacka kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Kungsbacka kommun
Coat of arms
Kungsbacka Municipality in Halland County.png
Country Sweden
County Halland County
Seat Kungsbacka
Area[1]
 • Total 1,472.94 km2 (568.71 sq mi)
 • Land 606.67 km2 (234.24 sq mi)
 • Water 866.27 km2 (334.47 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 79,254
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Halland
Municipal code 1384
Website www.kungsbacka.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Kungsbacka Municipality (Kungsbacka kommun) is a municipality in Halland County on the Swedish west coast, some 30 km south of Gothenburg. The municipal seat is located in the town Kungsbacka.

In 1969 Tölö was merged into the City of Kungsbacka. In 1971 the municipality was created when the city amalgamated with Särö. The final step was taken in 1974 when three more former municipalities were added to form the new entity.

Kungsbacka Municipality is closely integrated in the region of Metropolitan Gothenburg, but despite this it is administratively not a part of Västra Götaland County like the rest of the region.

A local geographical landmark is the glacial ridge Fjärås bräcka, to the south of Kungsbacka, but it is the coast that is the predominant geographical feature. The municipality receives its drinking water from the nearby lake Lygnern; the water undergoes a natural filtering process as it trickles through the ridge, contributing to its quality.

Localities[edit]

There are 22 urban areas (also called a tätort or locality) in Kungsbacka Municipality.

In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of 31 December 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Kungsbacka 17,784
2 Onsala 11,375
3 Billdal 1) 9,609
4 Åsa 3,218
5 Särö 2,982
6 Fjärås kyrkby 2,213
7 Frillesås 2) 1,924
8 Backa 1,516
9 Vallda 1,439
10 Anneberg 1,398
11 Västra Hagen 810
12 Ölmanäs 787
13 Buerås 556
14 Halla Heberg 509
15 Lerkil 411
16 Gundal och Högås 363
17 Hagryd-Dala 355
18 Hjälmared 341
19 Brattås 339
20 Kläppa 298
21 Hjälm 251
22 Röda Holme 201

1) Billdal is a bimunicipal [1] locality. About 3,000 of the inhabitants are in Gothenburg Municipality.

2) A minor part of Frillesås is in Varberg Municipality.

References[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 mars 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. May 12, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 57°29′N 12°04′E / 57.483°N 12.067°E / 57.483; 12.067