Höganäs Kommun

Municipality on the Kullen Peninsula

The municipality of Höganäs extends over the entire area of the Kullen peninsula in the northwest of the southern Swedish province Skåne län. Höganäs kommun is with an area of just over 151 square kilometers one of the 25 smallest Swedish municipalities.

The municipality Höganäs takes place 33 among Swedish municipalities, in terms of population density. With just over 25,000 inhabitants and around 168 inhabitants per square kilometer. Most residents are living in the central town Höganäs with about 14,000 inhabitants and the towns Viken with about 4,000 and Jonstorp with almost 2,000 inhabitants.

The geographical home of the municipality, the Kullen peninsula, is located between the Öresund and the Skälderviken and has the shape of a triangle whose tip juts into the Kattegat. The mountain ridge Kullaberg is located on the north side of the peninsula. It is about 15 kilometers long and up to 1.5 kilometers wide. It extends from Svanshall to Kullanäs at the tip of the peninsula. At the sea side and the tip of the peninsule, Kullaberg falls abruptly towards the sea. Unique cliff formations and caves have arisen through the influence of erosion.