Sölvesborg Municipality

Sölvesborg Municipality (Sölvesborgs kommun) is a municipality in Blekinge County in South Sweden in southern Sweden. It borders to Bromölla Municipality, Olofström Municipality and Karlshamn Municipality. The town Sölvesborg is the seat of the municipality.

Sölvesborg Municipality
Sölvesborgs kommun
Sölvesborg City Hall
Sölvesborg City Hall
Coat of arms of Sölvesborg Municipality
Sölvesborg Municipality in Blekinge County.png
Coordinates: 56°03′N 14°35′E / 56.050°N 14.583°E / 56.050; 14.583Coordinates: 56°03′N 14°35′E / 56.050°N 14.583°E / 56.050; 14.583
CountrySweden
CountyBlekinge County
SeatSölvesborg
Area
 • Total1,106.4 km2 (427.2 sq mi)
 • Land185.31 km2 (71.55 sq mi)
 • Water921.09 km2 (355.63 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total17,540
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceBlekinge
Municipal code1083
Websitewww.solvesborg.se

The present municipality was formed in 1971 when the City of Sölvesborg was amalgamated with the rural municipalities Gammalstorp and Mjällby.

PoliticsEdit

The Sölvesborg Party was formed ahead of the 2002 election by a group of former Green Party members. Party councillors are Dan Boberg and Bo Sandquist.

In the 2002 elections the party got 4.7% of the votes (472 votes) and two seats in the municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige)

In the 2006 elections the party got 2.7% of the votes (277 votes) and one seat in the municipal assembly.

The municipality otherwise reflect the same political majorities as in its neighbouring municipalities of Bromölla, Olofström and Karlshamn.

In December 2018 Louise Erixon, partner of Jimmie Åkesson, the populist party's leader of Sweden Democrats, was made mayor of Sölvesborg.

LocalitiesEdit

There are 10 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Sölvesborg Municipality.

In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Sölvesborg 7,883
2 Mjällby 1,272
3 Hällevik 776
3 Hörvik 776
5 Norje 674
6 Nogersund 532
7 Pukavik 283
8 Lörby 243
9 Ysane 212
10 Valjeviken 211

A minor part of Valje is also situated in the municipality. The main part of Valje is, however, in Bromölla Municipality.

ParishesEdit

All parishes belonged to Lister Hundred:

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Sölvesborg is twinned[3] with:

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. ^ "Vänorter- Sölvesborgs kommun". Archived from the original on 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2010-01-10.

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