Vittsjö

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Vittsjö
Vittsjö Church
Vittsjö Church
Vittsjö is located in Sweden
Vittsjö
Vittsjö
Coordinates: 56°21′N 13°39′E / 56.350°N 13.650°E / 56.350; 13.650Coordinates: 56°21′N 13°39′E / 56.350°N 13.650°E / 56.350; 13.650
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Hässleholm Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2.65 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,665
 • Density 628/km2 (1,630/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Vittsjö is a locality situated in Hässleholm Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 1,665 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

During the Kalmar War, Vittsjö was the site of the 1612 Battle of Vittsjö, where recently crowned Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus nearly drowned while retreating from Danish forces.[2]

Vittsjö municipality, located in Western District Göinge, then Kristianstad län, was extended in 1952 through the merger with Verum and Visseltofta municipalities.

Geography[edit]

Vittsjö has an altitude of 1204 feet (366 meters). Nearby towns are Hässleholm, Markaryd, Osby and Kristianstad.[3]

The city itself has a rail line running through as well as a major highway, Route 117. The area is ideal for canoeing due to its major lake Vittsjön.[4]

Commerce[edit]

The first houses in the town were built around the railroad station which was built in the 1860s. As a result, manufacturing industries settled in the area.

The construction of Öresund Bridge and Sweden's EU membership made Skåne idealic center of commerce. Hässleholm offered highly competitive land prices convienently located to Malmö and Copenhagen, making it appealing for industry to settle there.

One fifth of all employment is within the manufacturing industry, with the emphasis on wood and metal. Other popular employment consists of public administration, commerce, private services, the construction industry, transport and farming and forestry.

Today, Vittsjö hosts six of the largest companies in Sweden. The city is ranked among Europe's largest cities ordered by their number of companies Vittsjö is on position 6175.

Companies located in the city are Wiwood AB, Wiwood Cutting AB, Emmaljunga Barnvagnsfabrik AB, Grus & Makadam AB, Emmaljunga Torvmull AB, and Emmaljunga Torv Försäljnings AB.[5]

Famous people from Vittsjö[edit]

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