Place:Höganäs, Malmöhus, Sweden

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NameHöganäs
Alt namesHöganäs kommun
Höganässource: Family History Library Catalog
Höganässource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates56.217°N 12.567°E
Located inMalmöhus, Sweden     ( - 1996)
Also located inSkåne, Sweden     (1997 - )
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Brunnby
Parish
Brunnby
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Höganäs Municipality (Höganäs kommun) is one of 290 municipalities of Sweden, in Skåne County in the southern part of the country. Its seat is located in the city of Höganäs.

The rural municipality Höganäs, in which the first municipalsamhälle (a kind of borough managing matters of urban character) of Sweden had been established in 1875, received the title of a city in 1936. In 1967 it was merged with Väsby. The present municipality was created with the reform in 1971 when the city was amalgamated with Brunnby and Jonstorp.

The municipality is located on the Kullen peninsula, the extreme part of which is known as the nature reserve Kullaberg hill, with the picturesque víllages of Mölle and Arild. The nature reserve is an Important Bird Area of Sweden and a location of several rare plant species.

The Kullen Lighthouse, the most powerful lighthouse in Scandinavia, is located on the western point of Kullaberg. The nature reserve is also home to a series of wooden structures along the coastline, which were begun by artist by Lars Vilks in 1980, and which have become known as Nimis. This is a tourist attraction despite being unauthorised by the Swedish authorities and therefore not marked on maps or signposted.

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