Kristianstad Municipality

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

Kristianstad Municipality

Kristianstads kommun
Kristianstad Concert House

Coat of arms
CountrySweden
CountySkåne 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 2018)[2]
  Total84,908
  Density47/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.

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

Localities

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, 2010. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

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Urban areaPopulation
Kristianstad35,711
Åhus9,423
Tollarp3,284
Hammar2,057
Fjälkinge1,690
Önnestad1,378
Degeberga1,291
Norra Åsum1,264
Färlöv1,026
Viby991
Gärds Köpinge936
Everöd885
Arkelstorp768
Rinkaby745
Vinnö536
Hammarslund461
Balsby430
Österslöv414
Linderöd404
Yngsjö302
Ovesholm299
Östra Sönnarslöv294
Bäckaskog293
Torsebro270
Huaröd242
Vittskövle235

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

The municipality is twinned with:

See also

References

  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 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  3. Statistics Sweden

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