Ljungby Municipality

related topics
{area, part, region}
{island, water, area}
{land, century, early}
{build, building, house}
{water, park, boat}
{county, mile, population}
{church, century, christian}
{town, population, incorporate}

Ljungby Municipality (Ljungby kommun) is a municipality in Kronoberg County, southern Sweden, where the town Ljungby is seat.

In 1971 the City of Ljungby (1936-1970) was amalgamated with the rural municipalities surrounding it, thus creating the present municipality. In 1974 a minor adjustment of the boundaries took place. There are 19 original entities within the area.

Contents

Geography

Ljungby Municipality contains a little more plains than average in Småland. Lakes, forests and plains are never far away. The tenth largest lake in Sweden, Bolmen, is located in the north-western part of the municipality. The town Ljungby is visited by thousands of tourists, mainly from Germany, every summer.

History

Ljungby Municipality traces its history back to the Viking Age. Vikings followed the river Lagan and lived in its vicinity, and one of the locations were in what is now Ljungby Municipality.

In the 14th century several important medieval roads went through the municipality. In that century, an inn was established, and this was to form the center of Ljungby town.

During the 19th century the area closest to Ljungby itself consisted mostly of sand without any vegetation, and the government released funds to plant trees which would tie together the sand and make it suitable for plants.

Localities

There are 8 urban areas (also called a tätort or locality) in Ljungby Municipality.

In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of 31 December 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

Sister cities

The following cities are twinned with Ljungby:

Full article ▸

related documents
De Lier
Hammarö Municipality
Sydlangeland Municipality
Midtdjurs Municipality
Lundtoft, Denmark
Sydals
Lower Austria
Badenoch
Lessebo Municipality
Gundsø
Birkerød
Suså
Lund Municipality
Vallø
Sakskøbing
Sundeved
Township
Broager
Haute-Garonne
Kungsbacka Municipality
Torsås Municipality
Gråsten
Ramsø
Hanover (district)
Tinglev
Bramsnæs
Fladså
Verden (district)
Jönköping Municipality
Markaryd Municipality