Lund Municipality

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Lunds kommun
Lund City Hall
Lund City Hall
Coat of arms of Lunds kommun
Coat of arms
Lund Municipality in Scania County.png
CountrySweden
CountySkåne County
SeatLund
Area
 • Total439.91 km2 (169.85 sq mi)
 • Land427.23 km2 (164.95 sq mi)
 • Water12.68 km2 (4.90 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total122,948
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceScania
Municipal code1281
Websitelund.se
Density is calculated using land area only.
Districts in the municipality

Lund Municipality (Swedish: Lunds kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County, southern Sweden. Its seat is the city of Lund.

As most municipalities in Sweden, the territory of municipality consists of a lot of former local government units, united in a series of amalgamations. The number of original entities (as of 1863) is 22. At the time of the nationwide municipal reform of 1952 the number had been reduced to six. In 1967 the rural municipality Torn (itself created in 1952) was added to Lund. The City of Lund was made a unitary municipality in 1971 and amalgamated with Dalby, Genarp, Södra Sandby and Veberöd in 1974 completing the process. Since 2016, the municipality is subdivided into 16 districts for the purposes of population and land registration.

Dalby Söderskog, one of Sweden's national parks, is located within the municipality near Dalby. Municipal bird of Lund is Eurasian penduline tit.[3]

Localities[edit]

There are nine urban areas in Lund Municipality:[4]

# Locality Population
1 Lund 91,940
2 Dalby 6,486
3 Södra Sandby 6,285
4 Veberöd 4,971
5 Genarp 2,956
6 Stångby 2,032
7 Torna Hällestad 713
8 Revingeby 536
9 Vallkärra 425

Municipal council[edit]

In the 2018 municipal election, no block was able to gain control of the executive, a five-party minority coalition consisting of Alliance parties and local party FörNyaLund was formed as a result.[5] Philip Sandberg of the Liberals heads the executive. The election results are presented in the table below.[6] The turnout was 86.37%.

Party Votes % Seats ±
Social Democrats 16,348 20.39 13 −2
Moderate Party 13,169 16.43 11 −2
Liberals 10,753 13.41 9 +2
Green Party 7,623 9.51 6 −3
Sweden Democrats 7,544 9.41 6 +1
Left Party 6,899 8.61 6 +1
FörNyaLund 6,870 8.57 6 +2
Centre Party 5,020 6.26 4 +1
Feminist Initiative 2,285 2.85 2 0
Christian Democrats 2,162 2.70 2 0
Others 1,492 1.86
Invalid/blank votes 828
Total 80,993 86.37 65 -

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned with the following local government areas:

Rest of the world:[8]
  • France Nevers
  • Nicaragua León
  • Germany Greifswald
  • Poland Zabrze

  • Portugal Coimbra
  • China Hangzhou
  • References[edit]

    1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
    2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
    3. ^ "Lund - PUNGMES" (in Swedish). Scanian Ornithological Society. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
    4. ^ "Folkmängd per tätort efter region och vart 5:e år" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
    5. ^ "Bekräftat: Alliansen och FNL ska styra Lund" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 2018-10-11.
    6. ^ "Val till kommunfullmäktige i Lund - Röster" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. 2018-09-18.
    7. ^ "Nordiska vänorter" (in Swedish). Lund municipality. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
    8. ^ "Vänorter i världen" (in Swedish). Lund municipality. Retrieved 2019-07-22.

    External links[edit]

    Coordinates: 55°42′N 13°12′E / 55.700°N 13.200°E / 55.700; 13.200