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Encyclopedia > Jönköping

Jönköping ['jœncøːpiŋ] is a Municipality in Jönköping County, in southern Sweden. The municipality covers an area of 1485.1 km². Of the total population of 119,340, 58,415 are male, and 60,925 are female. The population density of the community is 80 inhabitants per km². The City of Jönköpong received its charter on May 18, 1284. Geographically the municipality is situated by the southern end of lake Vättern. The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in Sweden. ... Jönköping County, or Jönköpings län is a County or län in southern Sweden. ... The Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige  listen) is a Nordic country in Scandinavia, in Northern Europe. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... This is a list of cities, towns, and market towns (köpings) in Sweden, that held their town privileges (Stadsprivilegium) by Royal Charter or by being established since ancient times. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... Events June 26 - According to the Brothers Grimm and older sources, in this date the Pied Piper of Hamelin visits the town of Hamelin, resulting in ca. ... Lake Vättern Vättern is the second largest lake (by surface area) in Sweden, after lake Vänern. ...

Jönköpings kommun
Coat of Arms
Seat Jönköping
County Jönköping County
Area
 - Total
Ranked -
1,485.1 km²
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Density
Ranked -
119,390
80/km²
Contents

A County, or Län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden. ... Jönköping County, or Jönköpings län is a County or län in southern Sweden. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... In the most common sense of the word, a population is the collection of people—or organisms of a particular species—living in a given geographic area. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ...

History

Jönköping is a very old trading center (Köping) and the City of Jönköping received its charter on May 18, 1284. Jönköping is also known for its matchstick industry 1845-1970. This is a list of cities, towns, and market towns (köpings) in Sweden, that held their town privileges (Stadsprivilegium) by Royal Charter or by being established since ancient times. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... Events June 26 - According to the Brothers Grimm and older sources, in this date the Pied Piper of Hamelin visits the town of Hamelin, resulting in ca. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Geography

The municipality consists of the population centres:

  • Jönköping (51,902 inv)
  • Huskvarna (20,803)
  • Gränna (3,899)
  • Visingsö (812)
  • Skärstad (4,357)
  • Lekeryd (2,583)
  • Tenhult (4,694)
  • Barnarp (3,215)
  • Norrahammar (8,664)
  • Månsarp (4,362)
  • Bankeryd (8,212)
  • Norra Mo (2,039)
  • Norra Unnaryd (367)

Huskvarna is a city in Jönköping Municipality, Sweden, lying on the south west edge of Lake Vättern. ...

Notable natives

Trolls with an abducted princess, by John Bauer (1915) Categories: Artist stubs | 1882 births | 1918 deaths | Swedish people | Swedish artists | Swedish illustrators ... Agnetha Åse Fältskog (born April 5, 1950 in Jönköping, Sweden) is best known as the blonde singer in ABBA, one of the four singers in the rock group ABBA, along with Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. ... ABBA on the cover of their album The Definitive Collection (2001) ABBA were a Swedish pop music group, the most successful to date from that country. ... Order: 2nd Secretary-General Term of Office: April 10, 1953– September 18, 1961 Predecessor: Trygve Lie Successor: U Thant Born: July 29, 1905 Place of birth: Jönköping, Sweden Died: September 18, 1961 Place of death: Ndola, Northern Rhodesia Dag Hammarskjöld  listen? ( July 29, 1905 – September 18, 1961) was a Swedish... The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations. ... Nina Persson (born September 6, 1974 in Jonkoping, Sweden) is the lead singer of the Swedish pop group The Cardigans. ... The Cardigans are a Swedish indie/pop band that formed in 1992. ... Abraham Viktor Rydberg (Jönköping, December 18, 1828 - September 22, 1895) was a Swedish author, publicist and poet. ... Carl Peter Thunberg (November 11, 1743 _ August 8, 1828) was a Swedish naturalist. ...

See also

The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ...

Official links

  • Jönköping (http://www.jonkoping.se/) - Official site

 
 

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