Burlöv Municipality

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Burlöv Municipality (Burlövs kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden, just north of Malmö. Its seat is located in a part of Malmö urban area (Malmö tätort) called Arlöv.

The municipality is one of few in Sweden, and the only one in Scania, which still contains only the original municipal entity created from the old parish in 1863 and has not been amalgamated. It is the second smallest municipality by area in the country.



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.


The population of Burlöv Municipality has increased with almost 1,000 people between 1986 and 2003, but it decreased last year. 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.

Urban areas

There are 3 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Burlöv Municipality including Arlöv, which statistically is a part of Malmö urban area. 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.

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.

In Arlöv, the Burlöv Centre is also located. It is a large shopping mall in the region, but considered rather expensive.

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 South-Western Scania.

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