Ronneby Municipality

Ronneby Municipality (Ronneby kommun) is a municipality in Blekinge County in South Sweden in southern Sweden. It borders to Tingsryd Municipality, Emmaboda Municipality, Karlskrona Municipality and Karlshamn Municipality. The town of Ronneby is the seat of the municipality.

Ronneby Municipality
Ronneby kommun
Ronneby Train Station
Ronneby Train Station
Coat of arms of Ronneby Municipality
Ronneby Municipality in Blekinge County.png
Coordinates: 56°12′N 15°17′E / 56.200°N 15.283°E / 56.200; 15.283Coordinates: 56°12′N 15°17′E / 56.200°N 15.283°E / 56.200; 15.283
CountrySweden
CountyBlekinge County
SeatRonneby
Area
 • Total1,241.85 km2 (479.48 sq mi)
 • Land825.34 km2 (318.67 sq mi)
 • Water416.51 km2 (160.82 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total29,200
 • Density24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceBlekinge
Municipal code1081
Websitewww.ronneby.se

The present municipality was created in 1967 through the amalgamation of the City of Ronneby with three surrounding units.

LocalitiesEdit

There are 8 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Ronneby 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 Ronneby 12,029
2 Kallinge 4,561
3 Bräkne-Hoby 1,689
4 Johannishus 748
5 Listerby 883
6 Backaryd 365
7 Eringsboda 299
8 Hallabro 254

PoliticsEdit

Ronneby was run by the Social Democratic Party for over 80 consecutive years, until a right wing coalition won the election in 2010. This coalition consists of the Moderate Party (23,5 %), the Center Party (11,8 %), the Peoples Party (5,7%), the Christian Democrats (1,8%) and the Ronneby Party (7,2%). The chairman of the municipal board of directors is moderate Roger Fredriksson. The Ronneby Party is a party with local interests formed before the national election of 1994. In 1998 the party had got 6.3% of the votes and three seats in the municipal council. In 2002 the vote share was reduced to 3.0%.

ParishesEdit

Parishes ordered by hundreds:

  1. Bräkne Hundred
  2. Medelstad Hundred

International relationsEdit

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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ronneby Municipality at Wikimedia Commons