footnotes=Area and population as of December 31, 2006
Sölvesborg Municipality ("Sölvesborgs kommun") is a municipality in
Blekinge Countyin southern Sweden. It borders to Bromölla Municipality, Olofström Municipalityand Karlshamn Municipality. The town Sölvesborgis 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".
Sölvesborg Partywas 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 (
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, Olofströmand Karlshamn.
When the political party
Sverigedemokraternagot its very first local mandate in 1998, Sölvesborg was one of the municipalities the party gain representation in. The elected one was Jimmie Åkessonwho became the party leaderfor Sverigedemokraternain 2005.
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
Valjeis also situated in the municipality. The main part of Valje is, however, in Bromölla Municipality.
All parishes belonged to
* [http://www.scb.se Statistics Sweden]
* [http://www.solvesborg.se/ Sölvesborg Municipality ] - Official site
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