Simrishamn Municipality

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Simrishamn Municipality
Simrishamns kommun
Coat of arms of Simrishamn Municipality
Coat of arms
Simrishamn Municipality in Scania County.png
Coordinates: 55°33′N 14°21′E / 55.550°N 14.350°E / 55.550; 14.350Coordinates: 55°33′N 14°21′E / 55.550°N 14.350°E / 55.550; 14.350
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Simrishamn
 • Total 1,261.15 km2 (486.93 sq mi)
 • Land 391.36 km2 (151.10 sq mi)
 • Water 869.79 km2 (335.83 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2017)[2]
 • Total 19,376
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania
Municipal code 1291

Simrishamn Municipality (Simrishamns kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the city Simrishamn.

The creation of the present municipality took place during the last of the two nationwide municipal reforms carried out in Sweden during the second half of the 20th century. In 1969 a number of surrounding rural municipalities were merged with the City of Simrishamn. The enlarged city became a municipality of unitary type in 1971 and in 1974 more territory was added. The number of original entities (pre-1952) is twenty.


The landscape south and west of Simrishamn is mainly open and very flat farmland, in most places you can see for several miles in all directions. To the north of Simrishamn the landscape is broken up by small forests and gently sloping hills. The coastline directly south and north of Simrishamn is stony to a great degree, but turns into broad beaches with white sand further away. The scenic Stenshuvud National Park is located by the shore, within the municipal borders, and is one of the geographically more fascinating places in Scania. Simrishamn is located in the Österlen area.

Vitemölla, Simrishamn municipality
Åkarps brydestua is a barn for flax drying from the 18th century in Simrishamn municipality
Farm in Rörum, Simrishamn municipality
Hammenhögs Kyrka in Hammenhög, Simrishamn Municipality
Malarhusen, Simrishamn Municipality


The Municipality election results 2010

Party Seats
Socialdemokratiska arbetarpartiet 13
Moderata samlingspartiet 14
Folkpartiet 2
Kristdemokraterna 1
Vänsterpartiet 1
Miljöpartiet 3
Feministiskt initiativ 4
Österlenpartiet 4
Sverigedemokraterna 3
Total 49



There are 13 urban areas (also called tätorter or localities) in Simrishamn Municipality. In the table they are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Simrishamn 6546
2 Kivik 1013
3 Skillinge 1005
4 Gärsnäs 955
5 Borrby 947
6 Hammenhög 908
7 Sankt Olof 640
8 Brantevik 451
9 Östra Tommarp 279
10 Vik 264
11 Vitaby 255
12 Baskemölla 238
13 Simris 235

Minor localities[edit]

There are 14 minor localities (also called småorter) in Simrishamn Municipality. In the table they are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005.

# Minor locality Population
14 Östra Vemmerlöv 194
15 Gröstorp 190
16 Järrestad 170
17 Gladsax 128
18 Ravlunda 111
19 Sandby 105
20 Vitemölla 100
21 Södra Mellby 92
22 Örnahusen 87
23 Gyllebo 69
24 Vallby 67
25 Skräddaröd 58
26 Östra Hoby 55
27 Raskarum + Ljunglyckorna* 54

* Counted together

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:[4]


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