Karlshamn Municipality

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Karlshamn Municipality
Karlshamns kommun
Coat of arms of Karlshamn Municipality
Coat of arms
Karlshamn Municipality in Blekinge County.png
Country Sweden
County Blekinge County
Seat Karlshamn
 • Total 832.42 km2 (321.40 sq mi)
 • Land 488.68 km2 (188.68 sq mi)
 • Water 343.74 km2 (132.72 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 32,130
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Blekinge
Municipal code 1082
Website www.karlshamn.se

Karlshamn Municipality (Karlshamns kommun) is a municipality in Blekinge County in southern Sweden. It borders to Olofström Municipality, Sölvesborg Municipality, Ronneby Municipality and Tingsryd Municipality. The city Karlshamn is the seat of the municipality.

Administrative territory[edit]

1863 at the time of first municipal legislation in Sweden, the area was divided into the City of Karlshamn and five rural municipalities. 1881 a further subdivision was made by Asarum into Ringamåla. The administrative reform in 1952 reduced the number of municipalities surrounding the town to Hällaryd (Hällaryds plus Åryds municipalities), Asarum (reunition of Asarum and Ringamåla), Mörrum (municipalities Elleholm plus Mörrum). In 1/1 1967 the town of Karlshamn was united with Asarum, Hällaryd och Mörrum to form the present municipality when all local government units in Sweden became municipalities of unitary type..


There are 6 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Karlshamn Municipality.

In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2010. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Karlshamn 19,075
2 Mörrum 3,695
3 Svängsta 1,682
4 Hällaryd 546
5 Åryd 336
6 Torarp 263

Totally, 31.000 people live in Karlshamn which makes it the second largest municipality in Blekinge County.

Government and politics[edit]

Distribution of the 51 seats in the municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige] after the 2010 election:

Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Karlshamn:


The municipal tax is deducted as a percentage of individual citizens income. It is 21.89% 2009. The average personal income in the municipality was 158594 SEK year 2009. This is 96% of the national average (SCB). The council also derives income from the municipal harbour, the energy services etc.


Parishes ordered by city and hundreds:

  1. Karlshamn
  2. Bräkne Hundred
  3. Lister Hundred


  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. 

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Coordinates: 56°10′N 14°51′E / 56.167°N 14.850°E / 56.167; 14.850