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Högsby Church
Högsby is located in Kalmar
Högsby is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 57°10′N 16°02′E / 57.167°N 16.033°E / 57.167; 16.033Coordinates: 57°10′N 16°02′E / 57.167°N 16.033°E / 57.167; 16.033
Country Sweden
Province Småland
County Kalmar County
Municipality Högsby Municipality
 • Total 2.65 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,881
 • Density 711/km2 (1,840/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Högsby is a locality and the seat of Högsby Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 1,881 inhabitants in 2010.[1] Other towns in the Högsby Municipality are Långemåla, Fågelfors, Berga and Fagerhult. None of these have more than 500 inhabitants. Långemåla is probably the smallest of the mentioned.

Högsby Tätort[edit]

The town of Högsby is the seat of the Högsby Municipality, which itself is part of Kalmar County. The town has a local mall Karlsson Varuhus,[2] located closely with other local shops and businesses such as a thai restaurant (Bhann Thai [3]), a second hand shop,[4] a café, and a local gym.[5] Högsby also has one ICA supermarket, one COOP Konsum supermarket and a few local pizzerias. In the center of the town there is another second hand shop, Kupan, which is part of the Red Cross [6] [7]


Högsby has the river Emån running through the town,[8] which is commonly used for canoeing and fishing. A museum about the actress Greta Garbo, opened in 1998, is located in the center of Högsby.[9] This is in large due to that her mother originated from Högsby. Bokhultet is a nature reserve located outside Högsby, it has of a lot of rare plants and insects.[10]


Högsby is also home of Högsby Educational Centre (Högsby Utbildningscenter), commonly referred to as HUC. It's a small school, with less than 160 pupils, all between 16 and 19 years old. HUC is a so-called "Gymnasium" which in British and American school systems would be something in the middle between High School and College.