Perstorp is a locality and the seat of Perstorp Municipality in Skåne County, Sweden with 5,665 inhabitants (2010).[1] It is twinned with Newton Aycliffe, a town in the North-East of England.

Perstorp train station
Perstorp train station
Coat of arms of Perstorp

Coat of arms
Perstorp is located in Skåne
Perstorp is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 56°08′N 13°23′E / 56.133°N 13.383°ECoordinates: 56°08′N 13°23′E / 56.133°N 13.383°E
CountySkåne County
MunicipalityPerstorp Municipality
 • Total5.43 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
(31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total7,150
 • Density1,043/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)


  1. ^ a b c "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.
Artur Lundkvist

Nils Artur Lundkvist (3 March 1906 in Perstorp Municipality, Skåne County – 11 December 1991 in Solna, Stockholm County) was a Swedish writer, poet and literary critic. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1968.Artur Lundkvist published around 80 books, including poetry, prose poems, essays, short stories, novels and travel books, and his works have been translated into some 30 languages. He is also noted for having translated many works from Spanish and French into Swedish. Several authors he translated were later awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He married the poet Maria Wine in 1936.

Björn Andersson

Björn Andersson (born 20 July 1951) is a former Swedish footballer from Markaryd who played for Bayern Munich and was part of their European Cup victory in 1975. He played for the Sweden national football team in the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

He is currently a youth coordinator at IS Halmia.


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Caroline Westrup

Caroline Westrup (born 11 February 1986) is a Norwegian-Swedish professional golfer. She represented Sweden until she acquired Norwegian citizenship in 2015.

Caroline retired from playing on tour for eight years in 2018 and is currently a golf coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida.

Westrup moved from her home to of Åhus, Sweden to Bærum, Norway at age 11 after her father, Charlie Westrup, was appointed head coach of the Norwegian Golf Association. At 16 she moved to Perstorp, Sweden to attend the Swedish National Golf Gymnasium from which she graduated in 2005. She majored in sport management and minored in communications at Florida State University, and recorded five wins in collegiate competition. She were a two-time NGCA All-American First Team selection (2006, 2007) and four-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Scholar Athlete selection (2006–09).Westrup had a successful amateur career and was part of the Swedish national team from 2001. She was runner-up at the 2002 European Girls Team Championship in Turin and finished third at the 2002 British Girls Championship. She won the 2003 Junior Solheim Cup, won the 2005 European Lady Junior Team Championship in the Netherlands (with a six-person team including Anna Nordqvist and Pernilla Lindberg), and was the low individual scorer at the 2006 Women's World Amateur Team Championship (Espirito Santo Trophy) in South Africa, representing Sweden. Finished runner-up at the 2006 Espirito Santo Trophy and third in the team portion of the 2007 Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (again with Anna Nordqvist and Pernilla Lindberg). While still an amateur, Westrup finished runner-up at the 2005 Ladies Finnish Masters, her best result on the Ladies European Tour.

Westrup changed her citizenship to Norwegian in early 2015 in order to gain better access to sponsors and increase her chances to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Her first tournament representing Norway was the 2015 Gateway Classic near Phoenix, Arizona. She arrived in the US on her Swedish passport which unbeknownst to her automatically got cancelled once her application for Norwegian citizenship was successful. Stranded without a valid travel document she had to find her way to the Norwegian consulate in Houston to apply for a Norwegian passport. She finished the Olympic Qualifications as a reserve, losing out to Suzann Pettersen and Marianne Skarpnord.


Donnez is a Swedish dansband from Perstorp, Skåne, Sweden established in 2000. The band has Donald Laitila as kapellmeister, and on keyboard and accordion, Christoffer Olofsson on vocals, Andreas Olson on rhythm guitar, Carl-Johan Stifors on lead guitar.

In 2010, they took in the Dansbandskampen, a danceband competition show putting bands to compete against each other on Swedish television station SVT1In July 2016, Donnez played their first live shows ever in the United States when they headlined the 15th annual three-day Scandinavian Folk Festival near Jamestown, New York. Jamestown was the destination of many Swedish immigrants during the late 1800s and early 1900s.


Hammarplast is a Swedish company that manufactures plastic household products. It is a subsidiary of the Finnish Orthex Group.

The company was founded 1947 at Tingsryd in Sweden by the brothers Carl and Hugo Hammargren. One of its designers was Sigvard Bernadotte.

It was owned by Perstorp AB 1980–1985. It was bought 2011 by Orthex Group of Finland.

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Köping (cognate to the English toponymical name chipping) was a Swedish denomination for a market town since the Middle Ages . This term was abolished with the municipal reform of 1971, when Sweden was subdivided into the Municipalities of Sweden (currently amounting to 290).

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Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity, perhaps because it may be easier to install and maintain than more traditional surfaces such as hardwood flooring. It may also have the advantages of costing less and requiring less skill to install than alternative flooring materials. It is reasonably durable, hygienic (several brands contain an antimicrobial resin), and relatively easy to maintain.

Lennart Atterwall

Lennart Folke Alfons Atterwall (born Ohlsson, 26 March 1911 – 23 April 2001) was a Swedish javelin thrower. He finished fourth at the 1936 Summer Olympics and won the European title in 1946. Atterwall held Swedish titles in the javelin throw (1934–35, 37–41 and 1946), pentathlon (1937) and decathlon (1940).

List of twin towns and sister cities in Sweden

This is a list of Municipalities of Sweden having standing links to local government areas in other countries. In some rare cases there are also twinnings with other municipalities within Sweden. In most cases, the association, especially when formalised by local government, is known as "town twinning" (swed. vänort), though other terms, such as "partner towns" or "sister cities" are sometimes used instead. The list is, as of May 2010, far from complete.

Newton Aycliffe

Newton Aycliffe is a town in County Durham, England. Founded in 1947 under the New Towns Act of 1946, the town sits about five miles to the north of Darlington and ten miles to the south of the city of Durham. It is the oldest new town in the north of England, and together with the bordering Aycliffe Village (to the south) and the north part of School Aycliffe (to the west), forms the civil parish of Great Aycliffe. The population of the town at the time of the 2011 census was 26,633.

Perstorp Municipality

Perstorp Municipality (Perstorps kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the town Perstorp.

Perstorp was made a market town (köping) in 1947. It was amalgamated with Oderljunga in the first of the two nationwide local government reforms (1952). The reform of 1971 did not bring any new amalgamations, but the köping status was abolished.

Perstorps SK

Perstorps SK is a Swedish football club located in Perstorp.

Pierce Biotechnology

Rockford, IL-based Pierce Chemical Company was founded in 1948 when Dr. Alan Pierce assumed active management of a company known as Midwest Extraction, which focused on extracting chlorophyll from alfalfa. Chlorophyll, the material that lends a green color to plants, was discovered in the 1930s to have therapeutic uses including the treatment of infections and burns and was useful for performing amputations.

When Dr. Pierce assumed leadership of the company, his objective was to transition the firm from its humble origins manufacturing chlorophyll to a manufacturer of fine organic chemicals. His goal came to fruition when, in 1950, he changed the name of the company to Pierce Chemical Company and his newly renamed company was the first commercial producer of ninhydrin, a chemical used in amino acid analysis. For the first several years, the company focused on producing and selling ninhydrin, but it soon began to expand its horizons and look for other products and markets.

In 1965, Roy Oliver succeeded Dr. Pierce as company president; however, Dr. Pierce would stay on at Pierce until his retirement in 1994. During the next few decades, the company expanded its operations internationally when it joined forces with European distributors.

In the 1970s, a high-tech industry known as biotechnology began to emerge. The company's focus soon began to shift from concentrating on manufacturing bulk chemical products toward the development and production of high-purity reagents for biotechnology research.

Skåne County

Skåne County (Swedish: Skåne län), sometimes referred to as Scania County in English, is the southernmost county or län, of Sweden, basically corresponding to the traditional province Skåne. It borders the counties of Halland, Kronoberg and Blekinge and connected to Capital Region, Denmark by the Oresund Bridge. The seat of residence for the Skåne Governor is the city of Malmö. The headquarters of Skåne Regional Council is the town of Kristianstad.The present county was created in 1997 when Kristianstad County and Malmöhus County were merged, and it covers around 3% of Sweden's total area, but its population of 1,250,000 comprises 13% of Sweden's total population. Prince Oscar of Sweden is Duke of Skåne.

Skånes Fotbollförbund

The Skånes Fotbollförbund (Scania Football Association) is one of the 24 district organisations of the Swedish Football Association. It administers lower tier football in the non-administrative province of Scania.


Tiomila or 10-mila is an orienteering race held annually in Sweden since 1945, usually in late April or early May. It is a 10-man relay which includes both night and daytime legs. The women's race consists of five daylight legs.

Tiomila attracts club teams from all the major orienteering nations. In 2008, both the men's and the women's race consisted of about 350 teams. In 2010, there were 361 women's teams, and 359 men's teams.The name means "ten [Swedish] miles" (100 km) and refers to the total distance run by each team. The actual distance however varies from year to year. The 2015 edition was measured to 116 kilometres (72 mi) along the straight line between the controls.

Municipal seats

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