Sölvesborgs Kommun

Popular holiday region on the peninsula Listerland

The municipality Sölvesborg is located at the Hanöbukten (Hanö bay) and extends over the peninsula Listerland in the southwest of the province Blekinge. The municipality Bromölla is located in the west, the wooded Olofströms kommun in the north and Karlshamn in the east.

Sölvesborgs kommun is with almost 186 square kilometers the smallest municipality of Blekinge Län and on rank 256 among the total of 290 municipalities in Sweden. Not uncommon for a coastal region in the south of Sweden, there is a relatively dense population with 93 inhabitants per square kilometer and a total of 17,000 residents. This is significantly higher than the national average of around 22 inhabitants per square kilometer.

The municipality Sölvesborg consists of seven towns with more than 200 inhabitants. The largest of them is the medieval-themed city Sölvesborg, with around 8,500 inhabitants, followed by Mjällby with 1,300 inhabitants and the lively fishing villages Hällevik and Hörvik with 800 residents each. Also interesting are Norje (about 660 inhabitants), known as the location of the Sweden Rock Festival and Nogersund (about 500 inhabitants) with a connection to the island Hanö.

The area around Sölvesborg is quite popular with tourists and maybe has the most beautiful beaches in Blekinge. Two large campsites on the coast and several holiday cottage areas near the beaches offer plenty of room for vacationists.