Nybro

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Nybro
Nybro airphoto, from an old postcard
Nybro airphoto, from an old postcard
Coat of arms of Nybro
Coat of arms
Nybro is located in Sweden
Nybro
Nybro
Coordinates: 56°44′N 15°54′E / 56.733°N 15.900°E / 56.733; 15.900Coordinates: 56°44′N 15°54′E / 56.733°N 15.900°E / 56.733; 15.900
Country Sweden
Province Småland
County Kalmar County
Municipality Nybro Munchipality
Area[1]
 • Total 10.93 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 12,810
 • Density 1,172/km2 (3,040/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Nybro is a city and the seat of Nybro Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 12,810 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Overview[edit]

The name Nybro literally means New Bridge. It was founded as a market town in the 19th century, but rapidly transformed into an industrial town. In 1865 the town became a municipality separately from Madesjö. It was granted city rights in 1932.

Nybro is a small industrial town surrounded by forests and small agricultural enclaves. Kährs is a manufacturer of wooden floors and the largest employer in the city. But the two glassworks factories (Nybro and Pukeberg) are more known, because they also serve as tourist attraction. Nybro calls itself "The city within the Kingdom of Crystal", the latter being a region with 15 active glassworks including Kosta, Boda and Orrefors.

The city arms show a bridge in the lower part, the upper part depict crossbows. The crossbows are a symbol that is used more often in this region, but its origin is unknown. Since 1971 the coat of arms is used by the municipality.

Nybro is also the home of Nybro Vikings IF, a professional ice hockey team in the second highest league of Sweden, Hockeyallsvenskan.

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.