Lekeberg Municipality

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Lekeberg Municipality
Lekebergs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Lekeberg Municipality
Coat of arms
Lekeberg Municipality in Örebro County.png
Country Sweden
County Örebro County
Seat Fjugesta
Area[1]
 • Total 481.63 km2 (185.96 sq mi)
 • Land 463.16 km2 (178.83 sq mi)
 • Water 18.47 km2 (7.13 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2017)[2]
 • Total 7,782
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Närke
Municipal code 1814
Website www.lekeberg.se

Lekeberg Municipality (Lekebergs kommun) is a municipality in Örebro County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Fjugesta, with around 2,000 inhabitants.

Lekeberg was first formed as a municipality in connection with the local government reform of 1952 by the amalgamation of five smaller units. In 1967 two more parishes were added. The next reform of 1971 placed the area within Örebro Municipality. It was re-established in 1995 within its 1967 borders.

Geography[edit]

Mostly woods and farm lands, with Garphyttan National Park, established in 1909, located within the municipality.

The largest industry sector is farming. Many farmers have further specialized on hog and chicken farming.

Other industries are small companies within wood and carpentry industries, as well as craftswork and other small enterprises.

Localities[edit]

Over 200 inhabitants:

Elections[edit]

Riksdag[edit]

From the 1994 election onwards the municipality was in existence due to the split with Örebro Municipality. The exact results of Sweden Democrats were not listed at a municipal level by SCB from 1994 to 1998 due to the party's small size at the time. "Turnout" denotes the percentage of eligible people casting any ballots, whereas "Votes" denotes the amount of valid votes only.

Year Turnout Votes V S MP C L KD M SD ND
1994[3] 87.2 4,517 5.0 39.3 5.3 18.1 5.3 8.3 16.8 0.0 1.4
1998[4] 80.3 4,264 10.7 32.7 4.4 14.0 3.7 15.9 16.7 0.0 0.0
2002[5] 81.8 4,347 6.5 36.5 3.7 18.0 8.9 11.8 11.2 2.4 0.0
2006[6] 83.6 4,519 4.1 34.8 3.6 17.2 4.9 10.0 18.9 4.7 0.0
2010[7] 86.4 4,761 4.5 30.7 5.3 12.9 4.4 8.9 24.8 7.5 0.0
2014[8] 88.4 4,939 4.3 30.0 4.3 13.4 3.1 6.8 16.9 18.2 0.0

Blocs

This lists the relative strength of the socialist and centre-right blocs since 1973, but parties not elected to the Riksdag are inserted as "other", including the Sweden Democrats results from 1994 to 2006. The sources are identical to the table above. The coalition or government mandate marked in bold formed the government after the election.

Year Turnout Votes Left Right SD Other Elected
1994 87.2 4,517 49.6 48.5 0.0 1.9 98.1
1998 80.3 4,264 47.8 50.3 0.0 1.9 98.1
2002 81.8 4,347 46.7 49.9 0.0 3.5 96.5
2006 83.6 4,519 42.5 51.0 0.0 6.5 93.5
2010 86.4 4,761 40.5 51.0 7.5 1.0 99.0
2014 88.4 4,939 38.6 40.2 18.2 3.0 97.0

Sights[edit]

The monastery ruin of Riseberga was the home of nuns of the Cistercian order in the medieval age. It burnt down in 1546, and remaining stones were used in the building of a local church some hundreds years later.

The amphitheatre of Riseberga is Sweden's largest of that kind, with 1,216 seats.

Twin towns[edit]

Lekeberg's twin town with the year of its establishing:

  1. (1996) Dundaga, Latvia Latvia[9]

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 30 juni 2017" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1994 (page 44)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1998 (page 40)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Lekebergs kommun 2002" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Lekebergs kommun 2006" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Lekebergs kommun 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Lekebergs kommun 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  9. ^ http://www.lekeberg.se/Kommun--Politik/Vanorter/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°10′N 14°52′E / 59.167°N 14.867°E / 59.167; 14.867