Habo Municipality

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Not to be confused with Håbo Municipality. ‹See Tfd›
Habo Municipality
Habo kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Habo Municipality
Coat of arms
Habo Municipality in Jönköping County.png
Country Sweden
County Jönköping County
Seat Habo
Area[1]
 • Total 462.24 km2 (178.47 sq mi)
 • Land 328.52 km2 (126.84 sq mi)
 • Water 133.72 km2 (51.63 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 10,975
 • Density 24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 0643
Website www.habokommun.se

Habo Municipality (Swedish: Habo kommun) is a municipality in Jönköping County, southern Sweden, where the locality of Habo is seat.

The present municipality was formed in 1974 when a part of the dissolved rural municipality of Fågelsås was amalgamated with "old" Habo. It was transferred from the dissolved Skaraborg County to Jönköping County in 1998.

Geography[edit]

Things to do in the municipality include activities related to the lake Vättern, such as fishing, bathing and hiking. It offers plenty of nature and outdoor activities. Just outiside the seat is a forest of beech woods planted by count Per Brahe the younger in the 17th century and lovely for recreational walks. And within the municipality two areas have been deemed important enough to be nature reserves: Fiskebäck has a moist ground where hazel and oak have claimed most of the space in competition with aspen, bird cherry, birch, sallow, hawthorn, beech and ash; while Hökensås is distinguished by a varied terrain of valleys and slopes with some 50 tarns and small lakes and a fauna of great variety.

Localities[edit]

There are 3 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Habo 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 Habo 6,244
2 Furusjö 344
3 Fagerhult 317

Schools[edit]

  • Bränningeskolan 1975-
  • Fagerhults Skola 1910-
  • Gröne Vägens Skola 1931-
  • Habo Centralskola 1953-1998 (Divided in 1998. Grades F-5 became Hagenskolan, grades 6-9 became Hagabodaskolan)
  • Hagenskolan 1998-
  • Hagabodaskolan 1998-
  • Kråkerydsskolan 1976-
  • Malmgårdsskolan 1996-

Sports[edit]

Sights[edit]

Habo church interior

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 57°55′N 14°04′E / 57.917°N 14.067°E / 57.917; 14.067