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Örkelljunga Municipality

Örkelljunga Municipality
Örkelljunga kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Örkelljunga Municipality
Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Örkelljunga
Area[1]
 • Total 329.7 km2 (127.3 sq mi)
 • Land 319.55 km2 (123.38 sq mi)
 • Water 10.15 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2015)[2]
 • Total 9,755
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania
Municipal code 1257
Website www.orkelljunga.se

Örkelljunga Municipality (Örkelljunga kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the town Örkelljunga.

The present municipality was formed in 1971 through the amalgamation of "old" Örkelljunga with Skånes-Fagerhult

Geographically Örkelljunga Municipality is situated in north-western Scania on the border to the provinces Halland and Småland. These parts of Scania are notable for a varied terrain of leaf woods, farming areas and small lakes.

Within the municipal borders is also a renowned golf course.

The closest large city is Helsingborg on the west coast, less than half an hour car drive away.

In sports, there is one team of national recognition and the pride of the town: Örkelljunga Volleybollklubb. Usually both the male and female teams are top contestant in the highest national league; having won it on several occasions.

Localities

There are 4 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Örkelljunga 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.

# Locality Population
1 Örkelljunga 4,574
2 Skånes-Fagerhult 854
3 Åsljunga 690
4 Eket 448

References

  • Statistics Sweden
  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" ( 
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 mars 2015" (in Swedish).  

External links

  • Örkelljunga - Official site

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