Vimmerby

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Vimmerby
Vimmerby in June 2008
Vimmerby in June 2008
Coat of arms of Vimmerby
Coat of arms
Vimmerby is located in Sweden
Vimmerby
Vimmerby
Coordinates: 57°40′N 15°51′E / 57.667°N 15.850°E / 57.667; 15.850Coordinates: 57°40′N 15°51′E / 57.667°N 15.850°E / 57.667; 15.850
Country Sweden
Province Småland
County Kalmar County
Municipality Vimmerby Municipality
Charter 14th century
Area[1]
 • Total 7.56 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 7,934
 • Density 1,050/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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 Lindgren's World is a theme 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 of Lönneberga she used much information from her own upbringing in the rural areas of Vimmerby.

Another well-known person from Vimmerby is Swedish record international goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli.

Gallery[edit]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Vimmerby:

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The following city, is twinned with Vimmerby:

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. 
  2. ^ "About Our City". City of Fargo. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  3. ^ "International Relations". joniskis.lt. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 

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