Högsby Municipality

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Högsby Municipality
Högsby kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Högsby Municipality
Coat of arms
Högsby Municipality in Kalmar County.png
Country Sweden
County Kalmar County
Seat Högsby
Area[1]
 • Total 799.42 km2 (308.66 sq mi)
 • Land 751.11 km2 (290.01 sq mi)
 • Water 48.31 km2 (18.65 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 6,080
 • Density 7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Småland
Municipal code 0821
Website www.hogsby.se

Högsby Municipality (Swedish: Högsby kommun) is a municipality in Kalmar County, south-eastern Sweden. Its seat is located in the town Högsby.

The latest nationwide subdivision reform in Sweden was centred on the year 1971. In this area the amalgamation took place already in 1969 when Fagerhult joined Högsby.

The municipality has the smallest population of the municipalities of Kalmar County. The population increase has been insignificant - in 1908 the parish had some 5,000 inhabitants. The municipality itself was created with the Swedish municipal reform in 1971.

History[edit]

Högsby Municipality has a history tracing back to the medieval age, around 1,200 BC. In the 15th and 16th century it was involved in conquests by the Danish soldiers, and Swedish king Gustav Vasa in his quest to find revolutionary Nils Dacke hideout and supporters in the Småland forests demolished Högsby.

In the municipality are also several old churches of interests with some old archifacts.

Geography[edit]

In total, most of the municipality consists of forest and water areas; some of it has been made nature reserves hosting rare animals and plants.

Other sights are the streams and lakes that offer opportunities for fishing, bathing and canoeing, or just as nature experiences. It reflects itself in the coat of arms, showing water. The most notable streams are Emån and Alsterån; with Allgunnen being the largest lake.

Localities[edit]

There are 5 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Högsby Municipality.

In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Högsby 1,965
2 Berga 785
3 Ruda 608
4 Fågelfors 465
5 Fagerhult 235

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 57°10′N 16°02′E / 57.167°N 16.033°E / 57.167; 16.033