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IKEA in Älmhult
IKEA in Älmhult
Coat of arms of Älmhult
Coat of arms
Älmhult is located in Kronoberg
Älmhult is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 56°33′N 14°08′E / 56.550°N 14.133°E / 56.550; 14.133Coordinates: 56°33′N 14°08′E / 56.550°N 14.133°E / 56.550; 14.133
CountyKronoberg County
MunicipalityÄlmhult Municipality
 • Total8.78 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total8,955
 • Density1,020/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Älmhult (Swedish pronunciation: [²ɛlmhɵlt] (About this soundlisten))[2][verification needed] is a locality and the seat of Älmhult Municipality in Kronoberg County, Sweden with 8,955 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It was in Älmhult that the first IKEA (the Swedish furniture company) store was built. IKEA continues to have a large corporate presence there.[3][4] A museum of IKEA's history, the IKEA Museum, opened in the town on 30 June 2016.[5] It was constructed to present the history of IKEA.[6]

The botanist Carl Linnaeus was born in Råshult, Stenbrohult, now part of Älmhult municipality.

Älmhult has a local high school called Haganässkolan, and also an International School up to Grade 10. The International school is currently located at Haganässkolan.


  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. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 29.
  3. ^ "Älmhult – IKEA's cradle". Visit Småland. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  4. ^ Opam, Kwame. "IKEA will open museum at original location in Sweden". The Verge. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  5. ^ Danailova, Hilary. "Land Of The Lingonberries". New York Jewish Week. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  6. ^ "IKEA Museum öppnar 30 juni i år". Allas. Retrieved 20 April 2016.