Växjö Municipality

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Växjö Municipality
Växjö kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Växjö Municipality
Coat of arms
Växjö Municipality in Kronoberg County.png
Country Sweden
County Kronoberg County
Established 1971
Seat Växjö
Area[1]
 • Total 1,914.25 km2 (739.10 sq mi)
 • Land 1,665.51 km2 (643.06 sq mi)
 • Water 248.74 km2 (96.04 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 85,822
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Småland
Municipal code 0780
Website www.vaxjo.se

Växjö Municipality (Växjö kommun) is a municipality in Kronoberg County in southern Sweden, where Växjö is the seat.

The municipality was created in 1971 by the amalgamation of the City of Växjö with the surrounding municipalities. The number of original local government entities (as of 1863) included in the present municipality is 29.

Localities[edit]

There are 12 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in the City of Växjö.

In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2006. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Växjö 56,869
2 Rottne 2,240
3 Lammhult 1,781
4 Ingelstad 1,667
5 Braås 1,608
6 Gemla 1,306
7 Åryd 671
8 Åby 447
9 Furuby 349
10 Nöbbele 244
11 Tävelsås 225

The Greenest City in Europe[edit]

City of Växjö has a long-term and strategic environmental and climate work. Växjö has a goal to become Fossil Fuel Free and the result to 2009 compared to 1993 is a reduction of fossil carbon dioxide emissions per inhabitant by 34 percent. City of Växjö has got two international awards in 2007 and international media says Växjö is the Greenest City in Europe. Read more on the webpage http://www.vaxjo.se/english

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:[3]

Industry[edit]

Largest employers in the municipality:

  1. Växjö Municipality 7,400
  2. Kronoberg County Administrative Board 4,000
  3. Linnaeus University 1,000
  4. Volvo Construction Equipment 800
  5. SAAB/Combitech 340
  6. Atea 300
  7. Alstom Power 300
  8. Visma SPCS 300
  9. Rottne Industri AB 250
  10. Södra Skogsägarna 230
  11. Getinge Disinfection 230
  12. Boss Media 210
  13. Staples Sweden (TG Skrivab) 210
  14. Coop Dagligvaruhandel 210
  15. Skanska 200
  16. Wexiodisk 185

(as of 2010-12-15: [1])

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.vaxjo.se/VaxjoTemplates/Public/Pages/Page.aspx?id=31662

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°53′N 14°48′E / 56.883°N 14.800°E / 56.883; 14.800