Kristianstad Municipality

Kristianstad Municipality (Kristianstads kommun) is a municipality in Scania County in southernmost Sweden. Its seat is located in the city Kristianstad.

Kristianstad Municipality
Kristianstads kommun
Kristianstad City Hall
Kristianstad City Hall
Coat of arms of Kristianstad Municipality
Kristianstad Municipality in Scania County.png
Coordinates: 56°02′N 14°09′E / 56.033°N 14.150°E / 56.033; 14.150Coordinates: 56°02′N 14°09′E / 56.033°N 14.150°E / 56.033; 14.150
CountrySweden
CountyScania County
SeatKristianstad
Area
 • Total1,818.24 km2 (702.03 sq mi)
 • Land1,246.25 km2 (481.18 sq mi)
 • Water571.99 km2 (220.85 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total86,641
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceScania
Municipal code1290
Websitewww.kristianstad.se

The present municipality was created in three steps during the last nationwide local government reform, and it has the largest area of the municipalities of Skåne County. In 1967 a number of rural municipalities were merged into the City of Kristianstad. In 1971 more former units were added and the city became a unitary municipality. Finally in 1974, the last amalgamations took place, and the municipality reached its present size. The number of original entities (as of 1863) is 35.

GeographyEdit

Its size of 1,818.24 square kilometres (702.03 sq mi) makes it the largest municipality in Skåne County by area.

LocalitiesEdit

There are 26 urban areas (also called tätort or locality) in Kristianstad Municipality.[3]

In the table, the urban areas are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2020. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

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Urban area Population
Kristianstad 41,299
Åhus 10,487
Hammar 3,556
Tollarp 3,449
Fjälkinge 1,860
Färlöv 1,550
Önnestad 1,442
Degeberga 1,328
Viby 1,204
Everöd 925
Gärds Köpinge 920
Arkelstorp 791
Rinkaby 749
Yngsjö 717
Balsby 514
Österslöv 475
Linderöd 471
Bäckaskog 317
Nyehusen och Furuboda 310
Huaröd 267
Östra Sönnarslöv 265
Vånga 259
Bjärlöv 242
Vittskövle 239
Vanneberga 218
Skepparslöv 201

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

The municipality is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2022. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden

External linksEdit