Trelleborgs Kommun

Sweden's southernmost municipality

Measured by its population of about 43,000, the municipality Trelleborg is on place 53 among the Swedish municipalities with the most inhabitants. Together with the municipalities Malmö, Skurup, Svedala and Vellinge, Trelleborgs kommun is situated in the ancient cultural landscape Söderslätt, a flat plane in the southwest of the county of Skåne, whose arable soils belongs to the most fruitful in Europe.

Most residents (approximately 28,000) live in the city Trelleborg, the main town of the municipality. The next largest towns are Anderslöv (1,800 inhabitants), Smygehamn (1,300 inhabitants) and Skegrie (1,100 inhabitants). The remaining inhabitants are spread across a total of 31 other towns and villages of the municipality.

With a total area of approximately 342 square kilometers Trelleborgs kommun is one of the smaller Swedish municipalities. The population density of about 126 inhabitants/square kilometers is about six times the average. The municipality of Trelleborg belongs to Greater-Malmö and is part of the so-called Öresund region, the largest Scandinavian business region.