Båstad Municipality


Båstad Municipality

Infobox_Kommun2
fullname=Båstads kommun


county=Skåne County
province=Scania and Halland
capital=Båstad


arearank=247th
area=218.82
arealand=218.36
populationrank=158th
population=14,170
densityrank=78th
populationdensity=64.9
website=http://www.bastad.se/
footnotes=Area and population as of December 31, 2006

Båstad Municipality ("Båstads kommun") is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Båstad.

The present municipality was established in 1971 when the market town ("köping") "Båstad" was amalgamated with the surrounding rural municipalities. One parish was transferred from Halland County.

Localities

There are 6 localities in Båstad 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.

Hallandian ridge

Extending through the municipality, marking the border to the province Halland, is the ridge of Hallandia, or "Hallandsåsen". It is one of the highest points in the otherwise flat-terrained Scania, with a height of 226 meters.

The ridge reached the public eye in 1997, when a tunnel being dug through the ridge caused fishes in the streams to die and cows grazing on the ridge to become paralyzed. The reason was a substance containing the poisonous substance acrylamide used by the digging company to counteract a surprising high level of groundwater in the ridge.

References

* [http://runeberg.org/nfbd/0461.html Article "Båstad"] from Nordisk Familjebok (in Swedish only)
* [http://www.scb.se Statistics Sweden]

External links

* [http://www.bastad.se/ Båstad Municipality] - Official site
* [http://www.bastad.com/eng/index.html Båstad Tourism]
* [http://www.ngw.nl/int/zwe/b/bastad.htm Coat of arms]


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