From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gamleby is located in Kalmar
Gamleby is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 57°53′N 16°23′E / 57.883°N 16.383°E / 57.883; 16.383Coordinates: 57°53′N 16°23′E / 57.883°N 16.383°E / 57.883; 16.383
Country Sweden
Province Småland
County Kalmar County
Municipality Västervik Municipality
 • Total 3.18 km2 (1.23 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,775
 • Density 873/km2 (2,260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Gamleby is the second largest locality situated in Västervik Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 2,775 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is situated about 20 km north-west of Västervik, in the area known as Tjust.

Gamleby (which means "old village") was the original location of the town Västervik, first mentioned in 1275 (as Västervik). In 1433 Västervik moved to its present place, but a small settlement remained here.

The bandy and football club Tjust IF has its home in Gamleby.


  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.