Vimmerby

Vimmerby (pronunciation) is a city and the seat of Vimmerby Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 10,934 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Vimmerby
Vimmerby in June 2008

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Vimmerby
Vimmerby
Coordinates: 57°40′N 15°51′E
CountrySweden
ProvinceSmåland
CountyKalmar County
MunicipalityVimmerby Municipality
Charter14th century
Area
  Total7.56 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
  Total10,934
  Density1,050/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ClimateCfb

Overview

Stångån is a small river running through the city.

Vimmerby had its charter as early as the fourteenth century. The main street, Storgatan, still has the shape in which it was built in the medieval time. There are also many old wooden houses in the city.

Vimmerby is currently a tourist attraction due to historical links with Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002). The Astrid Lindgren's World is a theme park for children that has themes from her books, and is visited by fans from around the world.

When Astrid Lindgren wrote her books about the country boy Emil of Lönneberga she used much information from her own upbringing in the rural areas of Vimmerby.

Another well-known person from Vimmerby is Swedish record international goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli.

Sports

The following sports clubs are located in Vimmerby:

Twin towns — sister cities

The following cities are twinned with Vimmerby:

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.
  2. "About Our City". City of Fargo. Archived from the original on 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  3. "International Relations". joniskis.lt. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
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