Torsås Municipality

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Torsås Municipality

Torsås kommun
The world's largest wooden ladle, located in Gullabo, is 4.64 metres tall and 1.07 metres wide.
The world's largest wooden ladle, located in Gullabo, is 4.64 metres tall and 1.07 metres wide.
Coat of arms of Torsås Municipality
Coat of arms
Torsås Municipality in Kalmar County.png
CountrySweden
CountyKalmar County
SeatTorsås
Area
 • Total605.23 km2 (233.68 sq mi)
 • Land468.41 km2 (180.85 sq mi)
 • Water136.82 km2 (52.83 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total7,098
 • Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceSmåland
Municipal code0834
Websitewww.torsas.se

Torsås Municipality (Torsås kommun, Torsås meaning "Thor's ridge") is the southernmost municipality of Kalmar County, Sweden. Its seat is located in the town Torsås.

The present municipality was created in 1971, when "old" Torsås was merged with Söderåkra.

The geography consists mainly of forest, not uncommon in Småland province. Located by the Baltic Sea, it has been somewhat cultivated too and there are some plains.

Being sparsely populated, Torsås Municipality tries to attract people to settle there, boasting its nature and the advantages of a small municipality while being no more than 30 minutes away from the larger towns of Kalmar and Karlskrona.

Points of interest in Torsås include a monument honouring the Treaty of Brömsebro between Denmark and Sweden in 1645, and the Garpen lighthouse, located on a small islet off the coast, where one can spend the night at a hostel. Those interested in curiosities might also find it worthwhile to have a look at the world's largest wooden ladle, weighing 350 kg, located in Gullabo.

Localities[edit]

There are 3 urban areas (tätorter), localities, in Torsås 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.

# Locality Population
1 Torsås 1,829
2 Bergkvara 974
3 Söderåkra 963

A part of the locality Brömsebro is also in the municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.

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Coordinates: 56°24′N 16°00′E / 56.400°N 16.000°E / 56.400; 16.000