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Huskvarna (formerly spelled Husqvarna) constitutes the eastern part of Jönköping, a city in the Swedish province of Småland, and has a population of about 21,500. The distance to central Jönköping is about 5 km.
Between 1911 and 1970, it was a city municipality of its own. It geographically grew together with Jönköping during in the 1950s. Since the local government reform in 1971, it is administratively in Jönköping Municipality.
A royal rifle manufacturer was established in Huskvarna in 1680 and lasted until 1757, when it was sold to private owners. It continued to supply the Swedish and Norwegian armies with rifles (for example, in 1870 some 10,000 rifles were finished), but the company later switched over to the production of sewing machines and bicycles. Today, it is known as Husqvarna (it never changed the old spelling), an internationally known company with a variety of products.
Coat of arms
The arms (1911) depict rifles and their ignition. It became obsolete in 1971.
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