Sjöbo (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɧø̌ːbʊ])[2] (old Danish: Søbo) is a locality and the seat of Sjöbo Municipality in Skåne County, Sweden with 6,724 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Central Sjöbo with view over Sjöbo Gästis
Central Sjöbo with view over Sjöbo Gästis
Coat of arms of Sjöbo
Coat of arms
Sjöbo is located in Skåne
Sjöbo is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 55°38′N 13°43′E / 55.633°N 13.717°E / 55.633; 13.717Coordinates: 55°38′N 13°43′E / 55.633°N 13.717°E / 55.633; 13.717
CountySkåne County
MunicipalitySjöbo Municipality
 • Total5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total6,724
 • Density1,277/km2 (3,310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)


Sjöbo started growing when it became a stop on the railway between Malmö (to the west) and Simrishamn (to the east) in the early 20th century. Today the town of Sjöbo cannot be reached by rail, but a road through central Scania crosses the municipality and town, while another large road from east to west also crosses it.

Sjöbo holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest "spettekaka" ever made. "Spettekaka" ("spit cake") is a cake made out of flour, sugar and eggs and baked on a type of rotisserie, or 'spit'.

The town is also associated with many cases of opposition to immigration (see Refugee controversy in Sjöbo). In the 2010 election, the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats received 16% of the vote, the highest of any municipality.[3] and also the highest results in the new elections of 2014 with 30%[4] and 40% in 2018.


  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 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 21.
  3. ^ "Val till riksdagen-Röster- Sjöbo". 22 September 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Här är partiernas starkaste fästen". (in Swedish). 15 September 2014.