Ängelholm is a locality and the seat of Ängelholm
Municipality in Skåne County, Sweden with 22,532
inhabitants in 2005.
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
Here is also an ice-cream manufacturer, Engelholms Glass
which produces about 1.2
million litres of ice-cream every year.
sight of Ängelholm is the UFO-Memorial Ängelholm.
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
until 1883 and had an airforce
between 1941 and 2002. The high-performance car
based on the premises of the decommissioned F 10 Ängelholm
- Peter Wichers
- Emma Andersson, singer, model,
chef, and TV personality.
- Gösta Carlsson, road racing
- Roger Hansson hockey player.
- Jill Johnson, singer.
- Willy Josefsson, writer.
- Jörgen Jönsson, hockey
- Kenny Jönsson, hockey
- Christian von
Koenigsegg, automotive mogul.
- Jarl Kulle, actor and director.
- Anders Larzon, sailing trainer and
owner of a sailing high school.
- Susanne Resmark, opera
- Maria Rooth, female hockey
- Anders Weberg, artist.