Burlöv Municipality

Coordinates: 55°38′N 13°04′E / 55.633°N 13.067°E / 55.633; 13.067
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Burlöv Municipality
Burlövs kommun
Coat of arms of Burlöv Municipality
Official logo of Burlöv Municipality
Coordinates: 55°38′N 13°04′E / 55.633°N 13.067°E / 55.633; 13.067
Country Sweden
National AreaSouth Sweden
Province Scania
County Skåne
SeatArlöv (part of Malmö)
 • Total19.2 km2 (7.4 sq mi)
 • Land18.9 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
 • Water0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total19,753
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code1231

Burlöv Municipality (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbʉ̌ːɭœv];[3] Burlövs kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in South Sweden in southern Sweden, just north of Malmö. Its seat is located in Arlöv, a community which for geographical and statistical purposes is seen as a part of Malmö (Malmö tätort).

The municipality is one of only a few in Sweden, and the only one in Scania, which still contains only the original municipal entity created from the old parish in 1863 (cf history of municipalities in Sweden) and has not been amalgamated. It is the second smallest municipality by area in the whole country (after Sundbyberg Municipality).


The municipality has no forests, lakes, or streams, but has an abundance of high-voltage power grids, highways and railroads, as it is on the main line from Malmö to northern Sweden. Like the rest of Scania, much land is used for agriculture and there are several old farms, mills and other sights from the last centuries in the vicinity.

Urban areas[edit]

There are three urban areas (also called a tätort or locality) in Burlöv Municipality, including Arlöv, which statistically is a part of Malmö (*). Malmö is mostly located in Malmö Municipality but a part of it sprawls into Burlöv 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.

# Locality Population
1 Malmö (part of*) 9,108
2 Åkarp 5,393
3 Burlövs egnahem 523

Arlöv is an early industrialized town dominated by multi-storey apartment buildings, with a working class character. Its largest industry is Arlöv Sugar Factory, to which large amounts of sugar beets are transported from all around Scania.

Burlöv Center is located in Arlöv. It is a large shopping mall in the region.

Åkarp and Burlövs egnahem consist of detached house districts. They have a suburban character from where people commute to commercial centres and work within the metropolitan area of southwestern Scania.


Municipal politics has historically been dominated by the Social Democratic Party, but since the 2018 election a right-wing coalition led by the Moderate Party and supported by the Sweden Democrats has controlled the municipal government.[4]


The E6 and E22 highways meet in Burlöv, and share a route south towards Malmö. Burlöv is also located along the Southern Main Line, and is served by the Pågatågen commuter train system.


Burlöv Old Church

The population of Burlöv Municipality increased with almost 1,000 people between 1986 and 2003. The largest part of the population increase has been due to high birth rates. Moving rates have played a small part, and is rather equalled, where – as is normal in smaller communities – young people move out and families with children move in.

Culture and history[edit]

Arlöv is located in the vicinity of agricultural fields, where the Old Church of Burlöv can be found, in the Burlöv Village. One of the oldest churches in Scania, it has mostly remained the way it was built in the 12th century, with its oldest parts concreted out of sandstone.

The coat of arms depict a sugar beet which was the chief industry for a while (e.g. the large Arlöv's Sugar Factory), and a star that symbolizes the Hvilan folk high school which was among the first group of folk high schools that were established in 1868.

International relations[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:[5]


  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 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2022. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  3. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 6.
  4. ^ Karlsson, Johanna M (2018-12-18). "Nu är Burlövs nya högerstyre på plats". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). Retrieved 2023-05-04.
  5. ^ "Burlovguiden.nu" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-11. Retrieved 2010-01-19.

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