Högsby

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
Högsby Church
Högsby
Högsby
Coordinates: 57°10′N 16°02′E
CountrySweden
ProvinceSmåland
CountyKalmar County
MunicipalityHögsby Municipality
Area
  Total2.65 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
  Total1,881
  Density711/km2 (1,840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Högsby Tätort

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]

Sights

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]

Education

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.

References

  1. "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
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