Mjällby

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For the Swedish footballer, see Johan Mjällby.
Mjällby
Mjällby is located in Sweden
Mjällby
Mjällby
Coordinates: 56°03′N 14°41′E / 56.050°N 14.683°E / 56.050; 14.683Coordinates: 56°03′N 14°41′E / 56.050°N 14.683°E / 56.050; 14.683
Country Sweden
Province Blekinge
County Blekinge County
Municipality Sölvesborg Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 1.67 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,254
 • Density 753/km2 (1,950/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
The altar in the church of Mjällby.

Mjällby is a locality situated in Sölvesborg Municipality, Blekinge County, Sweden with 1,254 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is located on the Listerlandet peninsula.

The town has traditionally lived of fishing. The nearby harbour of Nogersund is the third largest fishery harbour in Sweden. The fishery industry is also dominant on the peninsula. Listerlandet is also the fur farming centre of Sweden. Fur farming is currently under heavy political debate in Sweden.

Mjällby is known for its football team which has played in the Swedish national football league a few times. Among footballfans in Sweden the team of Mjällby AIF is known as "the team that always returns". In September 2009 the team once again qualified for the highest division and plays since the 2010 season in Allsvenskan.

The mathematician Lars Hörmander was born in Mjällby.

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.