|- Total||29. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. The Municipalities of Sweden ( kommun) are the Local government entities of Sweden. Växjö Municipality ( Växjö kommun) is a municipality in Kronoberg County in southern Sweden, where Växjö is the seat The Counties of Sweden, or Län, are the first level administrative and political Subdivisions of Sweden. Kronoberg County ( Kronobergs län) is a County or Län in southern Sweden. The provinces of Sweden, Landskap, are historical geographical and cultural regions is a historical province ( landskap) in southern Sweden. Småland borders Blekinge, Scania or Skåne Halland, Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 29 km² (11. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 3 sq mi)|
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Växjö (pronounced [vɛkːɧøː]) is a city in Småland in southern Sweden. Central European Time ( CET) is one of the names of the Time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+1 is used in the following locations Central European Time West Africa Time Western European Summer Time Daylight saving time ( DST Central European Summer Time ( CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 Time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+2 corresponds to the following Time zones Eastern European Time Egypt Standard Time Central Africa Time The Swedish term stad, which is the equivalent of both city and town has since 1971 in Sweden no administrative or legal significance and even no official is a historical province ( landskap) in southern Sweden. Småland borders Blekinge, Scania or Skåne Halland, "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Växjö is the seat of Växjö Municipality and is the administrative, cultural and industrial centre of Kronoberg County. Växjö Municipality ( Växjö kommun) is a municipality in Kronoberg County in southern Sweden, where Växjö is the seat Kronoberg County ( Kronobergs län) is a County or Län in southern Sweden. Furthermore it is the episcopal see of the Diocese of Växjö. An episcopal see is the ecclesiastical domain of authority of a Bishop. The Diocese of Växjö is a former Roman Catholic bishopric and presently one of the 13 dioceses or regional units of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.
The city's name is believed to be constructed by the words "väg" (road) and "sjö" (lake), meaning the road over the frozen Växjö Lake that farmers took in the winter to get to the marketplace that later became the city. A farmer is a person who raises living organisms for food or raw materials
Växjö received its city charter in 1342, but was an important market and commercial centre already at the pass of the first millennium. In the 12th century the construction of Växjö Cathedral was begun and hence Växjö grew to become an important religious centre in the Diocese of Växjö. The Diocese of Växjö is a former Roman Catholic bishopric and presently one of the 13 dioceses or regional units of the Lutheran Church of Sweden. The city arms displays Saint Sigfrid, a national saint, wearing the traditional Catholic bishop outfit, and in his left hand holding a miniature of the Cathedral. Saint Sigfrid (Sigfried Siegfrid Siegfried Sigfridus Sigurd ( Glastonbury, England, ? – Växjö, 1045 was a Benedictine evangelist Sigfrid allegedly lived and died in Växjö, and was buried in the cathedral at his death. This article is about the history and organisation of the cathedral
The religious significance led to the creation of other institutions such as Växjö Old Lyceum, one of Sweden's oldest educational institutions with Carolus Linnaeus, the father the biological classification, as one of its students. Carl Linnaeus (Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as, May 23 new style (13 May old style 1707 who laid the foundations for
Växjö University has 15,000 students (2008). Växjö University or Växjö universitet is a state University in Växjö, Sweden.
Industries include Alstom and Aerotech Telub. Alstom ( is a large French multinational conglomerate which holds interests in the power generation and Transport markets Saab AB is an Aerospace and defense company based in Sweden. History "Svenska Aeroplan AB (aktiebolaget" ( Swedish for Växjö houses Sweden's National Glass Museum  and claims to be the capital of the "Kingdom of Crystal"  as well as of the "Kingdom of Furniture" . The Kingdom of Crystal (Swedish Glasriket) is a geographical area today containing a total of 15 glassworks in the municipalities of Emmaboda,
The Swedish Emigrant Institute  was established in 1965 and resides in the House of Emigrants near the Växjö lake in the heart of the city. It contains archives, library, museum, and a research center relating to the emigration period between 1846 and 1930, when 1. An archive refers to a collection of historical records and also refers to the location in which these records are kept "Emigrant" redirects here For the Butterflies, see Catopsilia. 3 million (or 20%) of the Swedish population emigrated, mainly to the USA. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Archives, dating to the 17th century, of birth and death records as well as household records are available on microfiche.
Immediately north of Växjö is Kronoberg Castle, a ruined fortress constructed in the 15th century. Kronoberg Castle in Kronoberg County, Sweden is a Medieval Ruin. This article is about ruins in Architecture; for other meanings see Ruins (disambiguation. Fortifications are Military Constructions and Buildings designed for defense in Warfare Humans have constructed defensive works for This castle was used as base by rebel Nils Dacke during the Dacke War. A castle is a defensive structure seen as one of the main symbols of the Middle Ages. Nils Dacke was the leader of a 16th century peasant revolt in Småland, southern Sweden called the Dacke War (Swedish Dackefejden) fought against Dackefejden ( The Dacke feud or Dacke war) was a Peasant uprising led by Nils Dacke in Småland, Sweden, in 1542 The fortress has thick walls and an interesting array of artillery portals that face out onto the lake Helgasjön to the north. Artillery (from French artillerie) is a military Combat Arm which employs any apparātus machine Portal is a general term describing an opening in the walls of a building gate or fortification and especially a grand entrance to an important structure A lake (from Latin lacus) is a Terrain feature (or Physical feature) a body of Liquid on the surface of a world that is localized to the The city also holds another castle, Teleborg Castle built in 1900 and situated near the University. The Castle of Teleborg is beautifully situated near the lake Trummen 4-5km south of the city centre of Växjö, Sweden.
Växjö has two sister cities. Joachim Björklund (born March 15, 1971 in Växjö) is a Swedish former professional footballer. Jonas Lars Björkman (pronounced YO-nas BYERK-mann (born March 23 1972 Alvesta, Sweden is a Swedish professional male tennis player and former World No The four Grand Slam tournaments are the most important Tennis events of the year Karl-Birger Blomdahl ( October 19, 1916 &ndash June 14, 1968) was a Swedish Composer and conductor born in Martin Kellerman (born 1973 Växjö) is a Swedish Cartoonist, known for the Comic strip Rocky. A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing Cartoons Traditionally much of this work was and still is humorous and is intended primarily for entertainment purposes Carolina Evelyn Klüft (in Swedish klʏft (born February 2, 1983) is a Swedish athlete competing in Triple jump, Long jump The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was an International Multi-sport event which was celebrated Pär Fabian Lagerkvist ( May 23, 1891 — July 11, 1974) was a Swedish The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur is awarded annually since 1901 to an author from any country who has in the words from the will of Alfred Otto Lindblad ( March 31, 1809 - January 26, 1864) was a Swedish composer Carl Linnaeus (Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as, May 23 new style (13 May old style 1707 who laid the foundations for Christina Nilsson Countess de Casa Miranda, ( August 20, 1843 &ndash November 20, 1921) was a Swedish Operatic Thomas Ravelli (born 13 August 1959 in Växjö) is a retired Swedish football Goalkeeper. In many team Sports a goalkeeper (termed goaltender netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports Peder Sjögren (1905 - 1966 was a Swedish writer who fought in the Spanish Civil War and the Continuation War. General Håkan Erik Gunnar Syrén (born January 31, 1952) is a General of the Swedish Amphibious Corps and the Supreme Commander The Supreme Commander (Överbefälhavaren ÖB) the highest military officer in Sweden and the Commander-in-Chief of the Swedish Armed Forces Mats Wilander (born August 22 1964, in Växjö, Sweden) is a former World No Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) The four Grand Slam tournaments are the most important Tennis events of the year
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