|• Total||161.92 km2 (62.52 sq mi)|
|• Land||158.78 km2 (61.31 sq mi)|
|• Water||3.14 km2 (1.21 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2014.|
|Population (December 31, 2016)|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
Perstorp was made a market town (köping) in 1947. It was amalgamated with Oderljunga in the first of the two nationwide local government reforms (1952). The reform of 1971 did not bring any new amalgamations, but the köping status was abolished.
The name Perstorp is perhaps most known by the company Perstorp AB, based in the municipality, employing 1,800 people worldwide. They are producing chemicals market and materials technology. They are also known for a subsidiary called Perstorp Flooring, producing laminate and plastic floor material.
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- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.