Malexander

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Malexander
Malexander Church
Malexander Church
Malexander is located in Sweden
Malexander
Malexander
Coordinates: 58°02′N 15°17′E / 58.033°N 15.283°E / 58.033; 15.283Coordinates: 58°02′N 15°17′E / 58.033°N 15.283°E / 58.033; 15.283
Country Sweden
Province Östergötland
County Östergötland County
Municipality Boxholm Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 0.25 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2005)[1]
 • Total 75
 • Density 296/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Malexander is a minor village in Boxholm Municipality, Sweden, well known for the 1999 Police Murders. The village, which is located clost to the lake Sommen, has a jetty where the steamboat S/S Boxholm II stops.[2]

Malexander murders[edit]

Main article: Malexander murders

On 28 May 1999, one of the most high-profile murders in Sweden took place in Malexander when two police officers were executed following a bank robbery in Kisa.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Småorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2000 och 2005" (xls) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.boxholm2.com/boxholm2/BOXHOLM_2.html
  3. ^ Lindström, P. O. (28 July 2004). "Bakgrund: Polismorden i Malexander". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Mattsson, Anna (28 May 2007). "Fakta: Malexandermorden". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 March 2012. 

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