Bromölla Municipality

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Bromölla Municipality (Bromölla kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the town Bromölla.

Bromölla was in 1967 reunited with Ivetofta (from which it had been detached as a market town in 1942). In 1974 Näsum was added and the municipality got its present territory.

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History

The name Bromölla translates to "Bridge Mill", one or more mills used at least from the 17th to the 19th century, adjacent to a small river. The municipal arms depict a bridge over a river, and a water wheel symbolizing the mill.

Urban areas

There are 5 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Bromölla Municipality.

In the table they are listed according to the size of the population as of 31 December 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

A small part of Valje is situated in Sölvesborg Municipality.

Industry

IFÖ makes water toilets and has been doing it for over a hundred years. All over Sweden are water toilets with the IFÖ-insignia.

Also important is the Nymölla Stora Enso paper mill, producing fine paper for the world.

Culture

Bromölla boosts remains from the Stone Age, and even some findings of dinosaurs. More recent remains also attract visitors, among them old churches, mills and some other curiosities that have survived the modernisation. In the municipality are several cultural houses, rural museums and mansions that can be visited.

In the town of Bromölla lies a popular cinema visited by people from as far as Kristianstad. It was elected Best Cinema of Sweden in 2001 by the leading film reviewing program on Swedish television.

Born in Bromölla

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Coordinates: 56°03′N 14°28′E / 56.05°N 14.467°E / 56.05; 14.467

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