|• 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 1 January 2014.|
(31 December 2019)
|• Density||15/km2 (39/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
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 flat farmland. 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. Stenshuvud National Park is located by the shore, within the municipal borders. Simrishamn is located in the Österlen area.
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.
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.
|27||Raskarum + Ljunglyckorna*||54|
* Counted together
|Social Democratic Party||11|
Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit
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- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
- "Val till kommunfullmäktige i Simrishamn - Valda" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. 2018-09-17.
- "Simrishamns kommuns vänorter" (in Swedish). Simrishamn Municipality. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
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