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Vankiva Church
Vankiva Church
Vankiva is located in Skåne
Vankiva is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 56°11′N 13°44′E / 56.183°N 13.733°E / 56.183; 13.733Coordinates: 56°11′N 13°44′E / 56.183°N 13.733°E / 56.183; 13.733
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Hässleholm Municipality
 • Total 0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 340
 • Density 772/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Vankiva is a locality situated in Hässleholm Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 340 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

The society[edit]

Besides the church (see below) Vankiva used to have a local store, gas station, train station and school (Vankiva School 1916-2010[2]). The store, gas station and school have been sold and re-purposed. After the train station was decommissioned its station building was used by the local Scouts, Malvan of KFUM-KFUK, until it was razed.

Vankiva have large football ground for the local club Vankiva IF with several grass fields and a gravel one.[3] The football club yearly hosts a tournament called Ivar Persson Cup.[4] On the same grounds as the football club is also a community building called Åttingastugan run by the local community and used for holiday celebrations, parties and LAN parties.

Vankiva Church[edit]

Vankiva Church is located outside the village center. It was constructed in the 12th century but has been expanded and renovated several times since.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tack och hej för Vankiva skola - Kristianstadsbladet". Kristianstadsbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar 2015 - Vankiva IF —". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  4. ^ "Vankiva IF Ivar Persson Cup |". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  5. ^ "Vankiva församling". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2015-10-08.