Sörmland's smallest municipality
The municipality of Oxelösunds Kommun is one of the smallest in Sweden and covers an archipelago south of Nyköping, both located in the south of the province of Södermanlands Län.
The entire municipality consists largely of the area of the small town of Oxelösund and the rugged archipelago coast with some larger islands. The two largest islands, Jogersö and Femöre, are connected to the mainland by road bridges. A huge steelworks in the east of the municipality is the main employer and shapes the region, as do the smooth cliffs and pine forests along the coast.
Nature & sights in Oxelösunds Kommun
Due to the small area of the municipality, only 2 nature reserves exist there. One of them protects the wildlife of a remote archipelago island and is difficult to reach, while the Femöre Naturreservat in the south of Oxelösunds Kommun is probably the most popular nature reserve in the region. There you will also find the former coastal artillery bunker Femörefortet.
The railway museum Oxelösunds Järnvägsmuseum and the maritime museum Oxelösunds Sjöfartsmuseum offer you an insight into the history of the region. The Skärgårdsmuseet with the Kulturstig in Gamla Oxelösund is also very interesting. The small town offers the flair of a small fishing village from the beginning of the 20th century, and in the museum you can immerse yourself in the way of life of the time.
Oxelösunds Kommun in figures
The municipality of Oxelösunds Kommun covers a land area of just under 35 square kilometres and a water area of over 700 square kilometres. There are 11,400 people living in the main town of Oxelösund and a further 700 in the small settlements in the immediate surrounding area. In relation to the land area, this corresponds to a population density of just under 347 inhabitants per square kilometre. Compared to the entire province of Södermanlands Län, with an average of 50 inhabitants per square kilometre, Oxelösunds Kommun is relatively densely populated.