Kungsbacka Municipality

Kungsbacka Municipality (Kungsbacka kommun) is a municipality in Halland County on the Swedish west coast, some 30 km south of Gothenburg. The municipal seat is located in the town Kungsbacka.

Kungsbacka Municipality

Kungsbacka kommun

Coat of arms
CountrySweden
CountyHalland County
SeatKungsbacka
Area
  Total1,472.94 km2 (568.71 sq mi)
  Land606.67 km2 (234.24 sq mi)
  Water866.27 km2 (334.47 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
  Total83,348
  Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceHalland
Municipal code1384
Websitewww.kungsbacka.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

In 1969 Tölö was merged into the City of Kungsbacka. In 1971 the municipality was created when the city amalgamated with Särö. The final step was taken in 1974 when three more former municipalities were added to form the new entity.

Kungsbacka Municipality is closely integrated in the region of Metropolitan Gothenburg, but despite this it is administratively not a part of Västra Götaland County like the rest of the region.

A local geographical landmark is the glacial ridge Fjärås bräcka, to the south of Kungsbacka, but it is the coast that is the predominant geographical feature. The municipality receives its drinking water from the nearby lake Lygnern; the water undergoes a natural filtering process as it trickles through the ridge, contributing to its quality.

Localities

There are 22 urban areas (also called a tätort or locality) in Kungsbacka Municipality.

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

#LocalityPopulation
1Kungsbacka17,784
2Onsala11,375
3Billdal 1)9,609
4Åsa3,218
5Särö2,982
6Fjärås kyrkby2,213
7Frillesås 2)1,924
8Backa1,516
9Vallda1,439
10Anneberg1,398
11Västra Hagen810
12Ölmanäs787
13Buerås556
14Halla Heberg509
15Lerkil411
16Gundal och Högås363
17Hagryd-Dala355
18Hjälmared341
19Brattås339
20Kläppa298
21Hjälm251
22Röda Holme201

1) Billdal is a bimunicipal locality. About 3,000 of the inhabitants are in Gothenburg Municipality.

2) A minor part of Frillesås is in Varberg Municipality.

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.

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