Nybro Municipality

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Nybro Municipality
Nybro kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Nybro Municipality
Coat of arms
Nybro Municipality in Kalmar County.png
Country Sweden
County Kalmar County
Seat Nybro
Area[1]
 • Total 1,201.54 km2 (463.92 sq mi)
 • Land 1,171.69 km2 (452.39 sq mi)
 • Water 29.85 km2 (11.53 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 19,489
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Småland
Municipal code 0881
Website www.nybro.se

Nybro Municipality (Nybro kommun) is a municipality in Kalmar County, south-eastern Sweden, with its seat in the town Nybro.

The amalgamation of the City of Nybro (instituted in 1932) with its surrounding municipalities took place in 1969.

The municipality was inhabited by a few hundred people until the railways came in the late 19th century, and the town Nybro was in its location between Kalmar on the east coast and Gothenburg on the west coast; later also on the railway from Kalmar and Malmö in the south-west. Until then Nybro mostly consisted of minor industries, including a match factory, marked by its traditionally Småland forest nature, largely unsuitable for agriculture.

Nybro Municipality is in the eastern part of the "Kingdom of Crystal" area (Swedish: Glasriket), that covers a total of four municipalities.

Localities[edit]

There are nine urban areas (also called localities, Swedish: tätorter) in Nybro Municipality.

In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Nybro 12,598
2 Orrefors 696
3 Alsterbro 462
4 Örsjö 373
5 Kristvallabrunn 262
6 Flygsfors 255
7 Bäckebo 241
8 Målerås 228
9 Flerohopp 209

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Coordinates: 56°44′N 15°54′E / 56.733°N 15.900°E / 56.733; 15.900