Tranås Municipality

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Tranås Municipality
Tranås kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Tranås Municipality
Coat of arms
Tranas Municipality in Jönköping County.png
Country Sweden
County Jönköping County
Seat Tranås
Area[1]
 • Total 437.74 km2 (169.01 sq mi)
 • Land 402.66 km2 (155.47 sq mi)
 • Water 35.08 km2 (13.54 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 18,197
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Småland
Municipal code 0687
Website www.tranas.se

Tranås Municipality (Tranås kommun) is a municipality in Jönköping County, southern Sweden, where the town Tranås is seat.

The original entity Tranås was detached from the rural municipality Säby as a market town (köping) in 1882 and made a city in 1919. The reunification took place in 1951 when Säby was made a part of Tranås. In 1967 Linderås was amalgamated with the City of Tranås, which in 1971 was made a municipality of unitary type when all differences between rural and urban municipalities were abolished.

Localities[edit]

There are 3 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Tranås 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 Tranås 14,017
2 Sommen 789
3 Gripenberg 282

General information[edit]

Famous citizens[edit]

  • Lennart Hyland, renowned sports commentator and host for several radio- and TV-shows, born in Tranås city.
  • Ove Fundin, worldchampion in speedway, also born in Tranås city.
  • Johanna Westman, host on SVT, author of cook- and children's books.
  • Richard Carlsohn, musical theatre performer.
  • Magnus Svensson, by far the best hockey player from Tranås, has played hundreds of times in Swedens national team, Tre Kronor, and was the best goal scorer in World Cup 1994. Also won Olympic Gold medal 1994. Played most of his career in Leksands IF but also made a couple of seasons in the NHL with Florida Panthers.
  • David Lingmerth, Professional Golfer on the PGA Tour

Sports[edit]

News magazines[edit]

Education[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Tranås was once well known for its fur industry, but there is almost no such activity today.

Music plays an important part of everyday life in Tranås. There are bands such as Rövsvett, El Scorschos, The Trick and Feel Flows. Tranås as a town still holds itself in high esteem since winning the annual national award as "music municipal of the year", despite the politicians trying their best to shut down important meeting places like Sobelhuset and be very anti-rock band in their stance.[citation needed]

Nowadays the best known band from Tranås is The Bombdolls, a punk rock band that regularly tours in Sweden and Germany.

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Coordinates: 58°02′N 14°58′E / 58.033°N 14.967°E / 58.033; 14.967