Helsingborg Municipality (Helsingborgs kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Helsingborg, which is Sweden's eighth largest city. The municipality had a population of 128,400 in January 2010, and the population is increasing with roughly 1600 people annually.
The present municipality was created in 1971 through the amalgamation of the City of Hälsingborg with four surrounding rural municipalities. At the same time the spelling of the name was changed back to the version used up until 1912. Since the 1990s the municipality styles itself Helsingborgs stad (City of Helsingborg). This usage is only nominal and has no effect on the status of the municipality.
There are 15 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Helsingborg 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.
1) Rydebäck is bimunicipal  locality as a minor part of it (with about 40 inhabitants) is located in Landskrona Municipality.
2) Population for Helsingborg tätort-locality 2009
Twin towns — Sister cities
Helsingborg is twinned with:
Coordinates: 56°03′N 12°43′E / 56.05°N 12.717°E
Full article ▸