Place:Falkenberg, Halland, Sweden

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NameFalkenberg
Alt namesFalkenbergs kommun
Falkenbergsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates56.917°N 12.5°E
Located inHalland, Sweden
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Asige
Morup
Parish
Asige
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Falkenberg Municipality (Falkenbergs kommun) is a municipality in Halland County on the Swedish west coast. The town Falkenberg is the municipal seat.

The municipality was created in 1971 when the City of Falkenberg was amalgamated with six rural municipalities (themselves formed by the 1952 local government reform) and part of a seventh. There are 24 original entities within the area.

Today, Falkenberg holds a strong position in the food and beverage industry with companies such as Arla Foods, Carlsberg and SIA Glass having plants in the city. In the inland Gekås, a major department store, draws visitors from all over the country. Falkenberg is also a tourist city, mainly for its many beaches.

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