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Ängelholm
The old court house in Ängelholm
Ängelholm is located in Sweden
Ängelholm
Coordinates: 56°15′N 12°51′E / 56.25°N 12.85°E / 56.25; 12.85Coordinates: 56°15′N 12°51′E / 56.25°N 12.85°E / 56.25; 12.85
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Ängelholm Municipality
Area [1]
 - Total 12.65 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Population (2005-12-31)[1]
 - Total 22,532
 Density 1,781/km2 (4,612.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Ängelholm is a locality and the seat of Ängelholm Municipality in Skåne County, Sweden with 22,532 inhabitants in 2005.[1]

It is known for its clay cuckoos — a special kind of ocarina. This is however a dying tradition as there is now only one producer of clay cuckoos, Sofia Nilsson.

Tourism is an important industry to the city. Its most valued resource in this respect is a popular 6-kilometer long sandy beach right outside the town. The winds in Skälderviken bay make the beach an attractive resort for sailors, wave surfers and wind surfers.

Here is also an ice-cream manufacturer, Engelholms Glass which produces about 1.2 million litres of ice-cream every year.

A special sight of Ängelholm is the UFO-Memorial Ängelholm.

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History

The old settlement Rynestad was mentioned around the year 1600. The new city got its charter from king Christian II of Denmark in 1516. The town remained small for centuries. Following the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658, Ängelholm, together with the rest of Scania, was assigned by Denmark to Sweden. The town began to grow in the 19th century due to industrialization. It was also a garrison town until 1883 and had an airforce base between 1941 and 2002. The high-performance car manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive is based on the premises of the decommissioned F 10 Ängelholm airbase.

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Murkrona.svg Ängelholm is one of 133 places with the historical city status in Sweden.

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Ängelholm is a city in Sweden in Skåne län with 21716 inhabitants in 2000.

Get in

By plane

Ängelholm is linked to Stockholm and Visby at Ängelholm-Helsingborg airport, situated a few kilometres from the city centre.

By train

Ängelholm is linked to Helsingborg and Malmö twice almost every hour. Once every hour, there are trains towards Copenhagen and Gothenburg.

By car

The highway E6 goes straight through the municipality, just outside the city limits.

By bus

There are buses to Ängelholm from all surrounding municipalities with various frequency.

Get around

There are two different local bus routes, line number 1 and number 2.

Line number one goes between Midgården, Nya kungsgården, the city centre and Ängavången. Line number two goes between Vejbystrand, Skälderviken, the city centre and Kulltorp.

In the summer, there is also a beach shuttle departing a couple of times a day between the city centre and the beach.

  • A funny landmark is the UFO memorial at Ängelholm. It is a model of a flying saucer on a site, situated on a site, where on May 18th, 1946 a UFO should have landed.

Do

Ängelholm has a long beach, which is a popular destination during the summer.

There is also a few night clubs in the city.

Buy

Even though Ängelholm is a small city, it has a couple of intresting shops, mostly clothes.

Eat

There are a couple of restaurants in Ängelholm, mostly serving pizzas or chinese food.

  • Hotel Continental, [1].  edit
  • Best Western Hotel Paletten, [2].  edit
  • Riverside Hotel, http://www.hotelriverside.se/.  edit
  • Hotell Erikslund, [3].  edit
  • Hotel Amadeus, [4].  edit
  • Hotell Lilton, [5].  edit
Routes through Ängelholm
GöteborgHalmstad  N noframe S  HelsingborgMalmö
MalmöHelsingborg  W noframe E  HalmstadGöteborg
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