Emmaboda

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Emmaboda
Emmaboda railway station
Emmaboda railway station
Coat of arms of Emmaboda
Coat of arms
Emmaboda is located in Kalmar
Emmaboda
Emmaboda
Emmaboda is located in Sweden
Emmaboda
Emmaboda
Coordinates: 56°37′N 15°33′E / 56.617°N 15.550°E / 56.617; 15.550Coordinates: 56°37′N 15°33′E / 56.617°N 15.550°E / 56.617; 15.550
Country Sweden
Province Småland
County Kalmar County
Municipality Emmaboda Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 4,824
 • Density 816/km2 (2,110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Emmaboda is a locality and the seat of Emmaboda Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden. It had 4,824 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

Until 1875, Emmaboda was called Gantesbo. Then there were only two houses in Gantesbo, which both remain to this day. The houses are called Gantesbo A and Gantesbo B. One of the houses is located on Bökön located west of Emmaboda's sports ground. The second stands on a hill between Emmaboda parish hall and the Bjurbäck school.

Geography[edit]

Emmaboda is located in the middle of the tri-city region of Växjö, Kalmar and Karlskrona. All three places are 60 kilometers from Emmaboda.

Culture[edit]

The musical "Kristina från Duvemåla" written by former members of the Swedish music group ABBA; Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, is a story based on books by Vilhelm Moberg about the people living in Dufvemåla homestead (which is 3 km outside of Emmaboda) that emigrated to the United States. Moberg was born in Emmaboda Municipality, more specifically, in Moshultamåla, 1898. Many of his novels has its story written about the people of the Emmaboda area.

"Emmabodafestivalen" is an indie-pop festival annually held in Emmaboda. This attracts pop fans from all over Sweden. Other events taking place in Emmaboda include the car race "A Day On the Strip" and "End of Summer Big Power Meet", a classic car show which attracts veteran cars from all over Sweden and other Nordic countries.

Sports[edit]

There is a football club called Emmaboda IS, with women's and men's teams in the 2nd respectively 3rd division. The three football brothers Viktor, David and Rasmus Elm are from the village Broakulla, which is located near Emmaboda.

Badminton player Henri Hurskainen, who has represented Sweden in the Summer Olympics and won various international medals, was born in Emmaboda.

Industry[edit]

Emmaboda has two large companies, Xylem Water Solutions (located on the brink of Linde) and Emmaboda Glass Works. Emmaboda also has many medium-sized businesses.

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. 

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