Sölvesborg Municipality

Infobox_Kommun2
fullname=Sölvesborgs kommun


county=Blekinge County
province=Blekinge
capital=Sölvesborg


arearank=255th
area=186.89
arealand=186.48
populationrank=134th
population=16,615
densityrank=54th
populationdensity=89.1
website=http://www.solvesborg.se/
footnotes=Area and population as of December 31, 2006

Sölvesborg Municipality ("Sölvesborgs kommun") is a municipality in Blekinge County in southern Sweden. It borders to Bromölla Municipality, Olofström Municipality and Karlshamn Municipality. The town Sölvesborg is the seat of the municipality.

The present municipality was formed in 1971 when the "City of Sölvesborg" was amalgamated with the rural municipalities "Gammalstorp" and "Mjällby".

Politics

The Sölvesborg Party was formed ahead of the 2002 election by a group of former Green Party members. Party councillors are Dan Boberg and Bo Sandquist.

In the 2002 elections the party got 4.7% of the votes (472 votes) and two seats in the municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige)

In the 2006 elections the party got 2.7% of the votes (277 votes) and one seat in the municipal assemblyl.

The municipality otherwise reflect the same political majorities as in its neighbouring municipalitiess of Bromölla, Olofström and Karlshamn.

When the political party Sverigedemokraterna got its very first local mandate in 1998, Sölvesborg was one of the municipalities the party gain representation in. The elected one was Jimmie Åkesson who became the party leader for Sverigedemokraterna in 2005.

Localities

There are 10 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Sölvesborg Municipality.

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

A minor part of Valje is also situated in the municipality. The main part of Valje is, however, in Bromölla Municipality.

Parishes

All parishes belonged to Lister Hundred:
*Gammalstorp Parish
*Mjällby Parish
*Sölvesborg Parish
*Ysane Parish

References

* [http://www.scb.se Statistics Sweden]

External links

* [http://www.solvesborg.se/ Sölvesborg Municipality ] - Official site


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