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Emmaboda kommun
Emmaboda vapen.svg
County Kalmar County
Province Småland
Seat Emmaboda
Emmaboda Municipality in Kalmar County.png
Population
 • Total
228th of 290
9,436 inhabitants
Area
 • Total area
 • Land area
 • Water area
147th of 290
722.42 km²
692.32 km²
Density
 • Total
209th of 290
13.6 inhabitants/km²
Municipal code {{{code}}}
Website www.emmaboda.se
Area and population as of December 31, 2006

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

The present municipality was formed in 1971, when the market town (köping) of Emmaboda (itself instituted in 1930) was amalgamated with three surrounding rural municipalities.

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Geography

The municipality borders to the municipalities of Nybro, Kalmar and Torsås in Kalmar County; to Karlskrona and Ronneby in Blekinge County; and Tingsryd and Lessebo in Kronoberg County. The nearest cities in its vicinity are Kalmar (pop. 35,170), Karlskrona (pop. 32,606), Växjö (pop. 55,600), and Nybro (pop. 12,598).

It is part of Glasriket, The Realm of Glass, where people have been producing glass products at least since the 17th century, and transported to the rest of Sweden. The glassworks in Emmaboda municipality are mainly Johansfors, Åfors and Boda, the latter being one part of the supplier for the glass sculpturer Kosta Boda.

Those interested in nature activities will find many opportunities of fishing in the many lakes and streams stretching through the municipality.

Localities

There are 6 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Emmaboda 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 Emmaboda 4,968
2 Vissefjärda 673
3 Johansfors 458
4 Långasjö 340
5 Eriksmåla 238
6 Boda glasbruk 201

Culture

The works about the Swedish emigration to North America written by Vilhelm Moberg that have spread around the world have put a focus on many places in the municipality mentioned in the novels. Moberg himself was born on a farm just north-west of the town Emmaboda in 1898, where a monument stone now stands since 1970. Nearby is also a small museum about the author. Duvemåla, a village where the fictionary main characters of the novels live, is also located in the municipality.

Historically, the dense forests in this area where a centre for Nils Dackes rebellion fights against the King Gustav Vasa in the 16th century, causing the King great troubles for a while, until he sent down troops gathered from every other of the provinces of Sweden. Naturally the area today contains several remains and folk museums in honour if this time.

Every year in August, Emmaboda hosts a music festival called Emmabodafestivalen. The festival bill consists of minor indie acts, mostly Swedish. In 2006 acts like José González and Hello Saferide played. The Magic Numbers were scheduled to play, but were held up at an airport and could not make it.

Industry

The largest employer is ITT Flygt, with a world wide reputation for their submersible pumps and mixers for waste water treatment and pumping (mining, construction, municipal and industrial markets), with some 1,400 employees in the municipality.

Sister cities

Emmaboda has seven sister cities; of these the municipality only has regular contact with the two listed at the bottom:

References

External links

Coordinates: 56°37′N 15°33′E / 56.617°N 15.55°E / 56.617; 15.55

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