Huskvarna

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Huskvarna
View over Huskvarna
View over Huskvarna
Coat of arms of Huskvarna
Coat of arms
Huskvarna is located in Sweden
Huskvarna
Huskvarna
Huskvarna is located in Jönköping
Huskvarna
Huskvarna
Coordinates: 57°48′N 14°16′E / 57.800°N 14.267°E / 57.800; 14.267
CountrySweden
MunicipalityJönköping Municipality
CountyJönköping County
ProvinceSmåland
Population
 • Total21,500
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Huskvarna (Swedish pronunciation: [²hʉːsˌkvɑːɲa] (About this soundlisten); formerly spelled Husqvarna) constitutes the eastern part of Jönköping, a city in the Swedish province of Småland, and has a population of about 21,500.[citation needed] The distance to central Jönköping is about 5 km.[citation needed]

Between 1911 and 1970, it was a city municipality of its own. It geographically grew together with Jönköping during in the 1950s. Since the local government reform in 1971, it is administratively in Jönköping Municipality.

History[edit]

A royal rifle manufacturer was established in then Husqvarna in 1680 and lasted until 1757, when it was sold to private owners. It continued to supply the Swedish and Norwegian armies with rifles (for example, in 1870 some 10,000 rifles were finished), but the company later switched over to the production of sewing machines and bicycles. Today, it is known as Husqvarna AB, an internationally known company with a variety of products.[citation needed]

Coat of arms[edit]

The arms (1911) depict rifles and their ignition. It became obsolete in 1971.[citation needed]

Sport[edit]

International Floorball Federation was founded in Huskvarna 1986.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

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Coordinates: 57°48′N 14°16′E / 57.800°N 14.267°E / 57.800; 14.267