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Horns Kungsgård

Horns Kungsgård is a nature preserve in the northern part of Oland, Sweden. It was founded as a model farm by Gustav Vasa in the 1550s. It was incorporated in 1971 and expanded in 2001, and became one of the protected areas of the Natura 2000 net ...

Hulterstad

Hulterstad is a small coastal town on the southeastern part of the island of Oland, Sweden. Hulterstad is situated at the eastern fringe of the Stora Alvaret, a limestone pavement habitat which hosts a diversity of rare plants and has been design ...

Kristdala

Between 470 and 443 million years ago, a meteor from the Ordovician meteor event struck south-east of present-day Kristdala and created the Hummeln structure where Lake Hummeln is now located. The first evidence of human settlement dates is a cai ...

Målilla

Målilla is a locality situated in Hultsfred Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 1.524 inhabitants in 2010. It is more commonly known as the temperature capital of Sweden due to the frequent records, both high and low, being set there. A Swed ...

More

More is one of the original small lands of Småland, a historical province in southern Sweden. It corresponds to the south-eastern part of modern Kalmar County. More was divided into two hundreds: More Northern Hundred and More Southern Hundred. M ...

Nabbelund

Nabbelund is a village in Boda socken, in the Borgholm Municipality of Oland, Sweden. Located on the western shore of the Grankullaviken bay, just south of the lighthouse Långe Erik and north of the village Grankullavik, it was formerly an import ...

Nybro

Nybro, outdatedly) is a city and the seat of Nybro Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 12.810 inhabitants in 2010.

Orrefors

Orrefors is a locality situated in southern Sweden and part of Nybro Municipality, Kalmar County, with 719 inhabitants in 2010. The township belongs to Halleberga parish and is primarily famous for its glassworks with the same name. Orrefors is p ...

Ottenby

Ottenby is a town on the island of Oland, Sweden, located in Ås parish, Morbylånga Municipality in Kalmar County. Ottenby is located just north of the southern tip of Oland, over three miles south of the areas main town, Morbylånga. Ottenby is al ...

Påryd

Påryd is a locality situated in Kalmar Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 651 inhabitants in 2010. It is home to the "Pårydsskolan" Elementary School and an outdoor heated public pool open during the season. Behind the outdoor pool are 3 hi ...

Ruda, Sweden

Ruda is a locality situated in Hogsby Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 613 inhabitants in 2010. It is suffering from a steady population decline. Near Ruda there is a VLF transmitter for the Swedish Navy. Even though it is not a tower thi ...

Silverdalen

Silverdalen is a locality situated in Hultsfred Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 725 inhabitants in 2010. The Nassjo - Oskarshamn railway line passes through the settlement since 1874. It was given the name Silverdalen in 1931. Before tha ...

Stensjo by

Stensjo by is a small village located about 10 kilometers north of Oskarshamn in Sweden. The village and the surrounding landscape are well preserved from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Timmernabben

Timmernabben is a locality situated in Monsterås Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 1.276 inhabitants in 2010. Nowadays it is mainly a commuter village on the Baltic coast with hardly any own industry or service. The only exceptions are the ...

Vissefjarda

Vissefjarda Church Vissefjarda kyrka dates to February 28, 1773. It is associated with the parish of Emmaboda in the Diocese of Vaxjo. The stone church stands where the Lyckebyån River runs into lake Kyrksjon. The chandeliers are of varying age w ...

Agunnaryd

Agunnaryd is a locality and a parish situated in Ljungby Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden with 220 inhabitants in 2010. Agunnaryd is chiefly associated with the industrialist Ingvar Kamprad, who founded IKEA the A of which stands for Agunna ...

Almhult

Almhult) is a locality and the seat of Almhult Municipality in Kronoberg County, Sweden with 8.955 inhabitants in 2010. It was in Almhult that the first IKEA the Swedish furniture company store was built. IKEA continues to have a large corporate ...

Alstermo

Alstermo is situated along Alsterån in the deep forests of Uppvidinge. Local government in the province Småland, belonging to Kronoberg County, with Vaxjo as capital city. Alstermo is about 40 km from Nybro, 65 km from Vaxjo, Kalmar and Oskarsham ...

Aneboda

Aneboda is former Ward in the city of Vaxjo, Småland. Aneboda, which has been part of the township Aneboda-Asa-Berg since 2010, is situated between the lakes Stråken and Allgunnen and is a woodland rich in bogs. Aneboda is a woodland with more th ...

Åsnen

Åsnen is a large lake in southern Småland, Sweden, roughly 150 km² in size. The river Morrumsån flows south from Åsnen into the Baltic Sea. The lake lies south of Alvesta and Vaxjo and northwest of Tingsryd and is the third-largest lake in Smålan ...

Gemla

Gemla) is a locality situated in Vaxjo Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden with 1.342 inhabitants in 2010. Gemla is known for the late poet and writer, Par Lagerkvist, whose childhood memories of Gemla are vividly described in the novel autobi ...

Kånna

Kånna is a locality situated in Ljungby Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden with 352 inhabitants in 2010. The name Kånna is guessed to mean "swamp". In this area during the Iron Age people used to settle on higher grounds where it was drier. T ...

Ahkka

Ahkka, a.k.a. Akka, is a massif in the southwestern corner of Stora Sjofallet National Park in northern Sweden. The massif has twelve individual peaks and ten glaciers, of which Stortoppen is the highest at 2.015 metres 6.611 feet. This peak is t ...

Arjeplog

Arjeplog is a locality and the seat of Arjeplog Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 1.977 inhabitants in 2010. It is a popular winter test site for the Asian and European car industries and featured on an episode o ...

Harads

Harads is a locality situated in Boden Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden, approximately 50 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, with 501 inhabitants in 2010. It is the main village in the parish of Edefors. Among the key sites of the muni ...

Hertson (district)

Hertson is a residential area in Luleå, Sweden. It had 5.436 inhabitants in 2010, making it one of the largest districts in Luleå. The district was built in the 1970s as part of the Million Programme, due to the planned construction of a new stee ...

Karkevagge

Karkevagge is a short valley in Kiruna Municipality, Sweden. It is easily accessed by a good path from the E10 Kiruna-Narvik highway. Rissajaure, the clearest lake in Sweden, is located at the head of the valley. Karkevagge is noted for the Giant ...

Karungi

Karungi is a locality situated in Haparanda Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden with 232 inhabitants in 2010. The language most spoken in the village is Meankieli, which the first of April 2000 officially was declared as a minority language i ...

Kiirunavaara

Kiirunavaara is a mountain situated in Kiruna Municipality in Norrbotten County, Sweden. It contains one of the largest and richest bodies of iron ore in the world.

Kvikkjokk

Kvikkjokk is a small village situated in Jokkmokk Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden. It is located 120 km northwest of Jokkmokk. Several hiking trails start in Kvikkjokk. Kungsleden passes through the village and it is a popular starting po ...

Nasa silver mine

The Nasa silver mine, located on Nasa Mountain on the border between Sweden and Norway, was used for mining silver, mainly from 1635 to 1659 and from 1770 to 1810. Smelting occurred during the first period at Skelleftealven; during the second per ...

Niemisel

Niemisel is a village with a population of 100 people in the north of Sweden, within Luleå Municipality. It is situated along the Råne river 60 km north of Luleå and 100 km south of the Arctic Circle.

Overkalix

Overkalix is a locality and the seat of Overkalix Municipality in Norrbotten County, Sweden with 975 inhabitants in 2010.

Overtorneå

Overtorneå is a locality and the seat of Overtorneå Municipality in Norrbotten County, Sweden with 1.917 inhabitants in 2010. It is located at the shore of the Torne River, opposite to their Finnish twin town Ylitornio. Overtorneå means "Upper To ...

Pajala

Lars Levi Laestadius, the famous botanist, Lutheran minister, and founder of the revivalist movement Laestadianism, lived and worked in Pajala Municipality in the Mid-19th Century. He lived in Kengis, but in 1869 his house and grave and the whole ...

Pålang

In Pålange the "Kojan på Berget" is a cabin at the center in nature that was built around the 1970s on the mountain "Degerberget" that now is free to use for everyone and can be visited year round. The village is also surrounded by nature that ma ...

Porjus

Porjus is a locality situated in Jokkmokk Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden with 328 inhabitants in 2010. Geographically it is situated by the shores of Lule River at 499 meter height. Porjus is known for having one of the oldest hydropower ...

Sarektjåkkå

Sarektjåkkå is the second highest mountain in Sweden and the highest mountain in the Laponian area at 2.089 kilometres AMSL. The mountain is located close to the eastern border of Sarek National Park, about 23 kilometres south-west of Suorva.

Vidsel

Vidsel is a locality situated in Alvsbyn Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden with 533 inhabitants in 2010. It is situated about 900 km north of Stockholm, Sweden, in the Arctic Circle; Perhaps its earliest history is as a seasonal settlement, ...

Åmmeberg

Åmmeberg is a locality situated in Askersund Municipality, Orebro County, Sweden with 590 inhabitants in 2010. It is situated at an estuary by a fjord of lake Vattern. It existed as early as the 12th century and had a mill owned by the convent in ...

Askersund

Askersund is a popular tourist destination with swimming and nature experiences. The city centre is still marked by its wooden buildings and their two churches. Sophia Magdalena was designed by Olof tempelman and Askersund country Church by Jean ...

Fellingsbro

Fellingsbro is a locality and a parish situated in Lindesberg Municipality, Orebro County, Sweden with 1.384 inhabitants in 2010.

Fjugesta

Fjugesta is a locality and the seat of Lekeberg Municipality, Orebro County, Sweden, with 2.033 inhabitants in 2010. Fjugesta is the hometown of Southeastern Louisiana University international English writing teacher Birgitta Ramsey. In Sweden, F ...

Glanshammar

Glanshammar is a locality situated in Orebro Municipality, Orebro County, Sweden with 727 inhabitants in 2010. Glanshammar Hundred, or Glanshammars harad, was a hundred of Narke in Sweden. Glanshammar may also refer to a mythic weapon wielded by ...

Grythyttan

Grythyttan is a locality situated in Hallefors Municipality, Orebro County, Sweden with 891 inhabitants in 2010. It is located between two lakes, Torrvarpen and Sor- Algen. It is chiefly known in Sweden for the Grythyttan Gastgivargård, made famo ...

Hallsberg

Hallsberg is a bimunicipal locality and the seat of Hallsberg Municipality, Orebro County, Sweden with 7.122 inhabitants in 2010. It is also partly located in Kumla Municipality.

Hassle

Hassle is a location in Narke, Sweden, where a Celtic treasure was found in 1936. The treasure comprises a large bronze cauldron which contained two Bronze Age swords of the Hallstatt type, a pommel of bronze, two bronze buckets with ciste a cord ...

Latorp

Latorp is a village of Orebro Municipality in Sweden. It is located about 12 kilometers west of Orebro, and has a population of about 500. Recently the local inhabitants saved a local school by protesting against its permanent closure with the he ...

Laxå

The town was founded in the mid-19th century when the main line railway between Gothenburg and Stockholm Vastra Stambanan was built in 1883. Laxå is situated exactly 226 km from both those cities. In the vicinity of the town Laxå lies the Porla W ...

Lindesberg

Lindesberg is a locality and the seat of Lindesberg Municipality, Orebro County, Sweden with 9.672 inhabitants in 2017.