Perstorp Municipality

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Perstorp Municipality
Perstorps kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Perstorp Municipality
Coat of arms
Perstorp Municipality in Scania County.png
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Perstorp
Area[1]
 • 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)[2]
 • Total 7,338
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania
Municipal code 1275
Website www.perstorp.se

Perstorp Municipality (Perstorps kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the town Perstorp.

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.

Locality[edit]

There is only 1 urban area (also called a Tätort or locality) in Perstorp Municipality, the municipal seat Perstorp, with a population of 5,468 (2005).

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.

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 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°08′N 13°23′E / 56.133°N 13.383°E / 56.133; 13.383