Vimmerby is a city and the seat of Vimmerby Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 7,934 inhabitants in 2010. [1 ]
Overview [ edit ]
Stångån is a small river running through the city.
Vimmerby had its charter as early as the fourteenth century. The main street,
Storgatan, still has the shape in which it was built in the medieval time. There are also many old wooden houses in the city.
Vimmerby is currently a
tourist attraction due to historical links with Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002). The Astrid Lindgrens World is an amusement park for children that has themes from her books, and is visited by fans from around the world.
When Astrid Lindgren wrote her books about the country boy
Emil in Lönneberga she used much information from her own upbringing in the rural areas of Vimmerby.
Other well-known personalities from Vimmerby is
Swedish record international goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli and mafioso wannabee Raffa Pancamo.
Gallery [ edit ]
The following sports clubs are located in Vimmerby:
Twin towns — Sister cities [ edit ]
The following city, is
twinned with Vimmerby:
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