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Coordinates: 57°29′N12°04′E / 57.483°N 12.067°E / 57.483; 12.067 Coordinates: 57°29′N12°04′E / 57.483°N 12.067°E / 57.483; 12.067
Country Sweden
Province Halland
County Halland County
Municipality Kungsbacka Municipality
  MayorLisa Andersson
  Total10.03 km2 (3.87 sq mi)
 (31 December 2018) [1]
  Density1,901/km2 (4,920/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Kungsbacka ( Loudspeaker.svg pronunciation )[ needs Swedish IPA ] is a locality and the seat of Kungsbacka Municipality in Halland County, Sweden, with 19,057 inhabitants in 2010. [1]


It is one of the most affluent parts of Sweden, in part due to its simultaneous proximity to the countryside and the large city of Gothenburg.[ citation needed ] Its mayor since 2014 is Hans Forsberg.


The old train station in Kungsbacka Old train station building.jpg
The old train station in Kungsbacka

The first records referring to Kungsbacka as a town date from the 15th century, when it was part of Denmark. By the time it was recognised as part of Sweden (1658), the river running through the town, on which some transportation of goods took place, was almost completely overgrown and despite pleas to restore its function, this did not occur. Some trade still took place from the coast, but the town's significance as a place of naval commerce lessened over the centuries. Today, it is the home of over 2,000 enterprises, and the river is still running through it.[ citation needed ]

A devastating fire in 1846 destroyed the town centre, sparing only a little red wooden cabin which is still standing today. In late 2006 and early 2014 other fires affected the town centre, and construction works are currently ongoing to restore the loss of wooden buildings.

The town remained small until the 1960s. The municipal reform of 1971 made it the seat of the much larger Kungsbacka Municipality. The town began to grow as a part of Metropolitan Gothenburg. It is the southern terminus of the Gothenburg commuter rail system, situated 28 km from central Gothenburg.

Sister cities

The following cities are twinned with Kungsbacka: [2]

Notable people

Mario statue in Kungsbacka, a landmark visible from the passing European route E6. Supermario Kungsbacka.jpg
Mario statue in Kungsbacka, a landmark visible from the passing European route E6.


The following sports clubs are located in Kungsbacka:

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  1. 1 2 3 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. "Ystävyyskuntatoiminta" (in Norwegian). City of Saarijärvi. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2012-06-01.