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Ystad Municipality

Ystad Municipality
Ystads kommun
Coat of arms of Ystad Municipality
Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Ystad
 • Total 1,189.32 km2 (459.20 sq mi)
 • Land 350.08 km2 (135.17 sq mi)
 • Water 839.24 km2 (324.03 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2015)[2]
 • Total 28,774
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania
Municipal code 1286

Ystad Municipality (Ystads kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is the town of Ystad.

The present municipality was created in 1971 by the amalgamation of the former City of Ystad with four surrounding municipalities.


  • Localities 1
  • International relations 2
    • Twin towns — sister cities 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4


There are nine urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Ystad Municipality.

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

# Locality Population
1 Ystad 17,286
2 Köpingebro 1,060
3 Svarte 836
4 Nybrostrand 675
5 Löderup 558
6 Sövestad 376
7 Glemmingebro 349
8 Hedeskoga 280
9 Stora Herrestad 258

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

Ystad is twinned with:


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

External links

  • Ystad Municipality - Official site
  • Österlen - Official site
  • Kurt Wallander English Language site for fans of Henning Mankell's detective series, including information on, and photographs of, Ystad
  • Branagh's Wallander - Website relating to the BBC's English language Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh

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