Coordinates: 56°33′N 14°08′E / 56.550°N 14.133°E / 56.550; 14.133
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IKEA in Älmhult
IKEA in Älmhult
Coat of arms of Älmhult
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; 14.133
CountyKronoberg County
MunicipalityÄlmhult Municipality
 • Total8.78 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
 • Total11,003
 • Density1,020/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Älmhult (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɛ̂lmhɵlt] )[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] Visitors to Älmhult can also experience the IKEA Hotel, which opened in 1964 and is situated near IKEA's offices and opposite the IKEA Museum.

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

Älmhult has a local gymnasium called Haganässkolan, and also an International School up to Grade 10. Haganässkolan is an International Baccalaureate authorized world school offering the IB Diploma Programme since August 2017.[7] The school also offers a preparatory year, the Pre-Diploma Programme.


  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 27 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.
  7. ^ "International Baccalaureate Programme vid Haganässkolan". Älmhult.se. Retrieved 29 September 2020.