Ljungby

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Ljungby
Ljungby Church
Ljungby Church
Coat of arms of Ljungby
Coat of arms
Ljungby is located in Sweden
Ljungby
Ljungby
Coordinates: 56°50′N 13°56′E / 56.833°N 13.933°E / 56.833; 13.933Coordinates: 56°50′N 13°56′E / 56.833°N 13.933°E / 56.833; 13.933
Country Sweden
Province Småland
County Kronoberg County
Municipality Ljungby Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 11.93 km2 (4.61 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 15,205
 • Density 1,274/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Ljungby is a locality and the seat of Ljungby Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden, with 15,205 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Ljungby was originally a köping (instituted in 1829), which did not become a municipality of its own when the first local government acts took effect in 1863, but retained part of the surrounding rural municipality with the same name. In 1936 Ljungby got the title of a city. It is since 1971 the seat of the much larger Ljungby Municipality.

The Tellus building is a reminiscent of the architectural style of the town prior to the fire in 1953.

Much of the town centre was destroyed in a fire in 1953. The (at the time) modern style of the rebuilding characterized by e.g. Hotel Terazza remains controversial locally.

In 1986, Metallica bassist Cliff Burton died in a bus accident close to Ljungby. There is a memorial stone by the Gyllene Rasten parking.

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Ljungby:

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References[edit]

  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. 

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