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Växjö Municipality

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

The municipality was created in 1971 by the amalgamation of the City of Växjö with the surrounding municipalities. The number of original local government entities (as of 1863) included in the present municipality is 29.

Localities

There are 12 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Växjö Municipality.

In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2006. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Växjö 56,869
2 Rottne 2,240
3 Lammhult 1,781
4 Ingelstad 1,667
5 Braås 1,608
6 Gemla 1,306
7 Åryd 671
8 Åby 447
9 Furuby 349
10 Nöbbele 244
11 Tävelsås 225

The Greenest City in Europe

Växjö Municipality has a longterm and strategic environmental and climate work. Växjö has a goal to become Fossil Fuel Free and the result to 2006 compared to 1993 is a reduction of fossil carbon dioxid emissions per inhabitant by 30 percent. City of Växjö has got two international awards in 2007 and international media says Växjö is the Greenest City in Europe. Read more on the webbpage http://www.vaxjo.se/english

Sister cities

The municipality has 10 sister cities. The high number is explained as Växjö shares all sister cities with its Nordic neighbours:

Nordic:

Other:

Industry

Largest employers in the municipality:

  1. Växjö Municipality 6,700
  2. Kronoberg County Council 4,000
  3. Växjö University 900
  4. Volvo Articulated Haulers 600
  5. A-betong Precon AB 525
  6. ICA Handlarna AB 525
  7. Skanska AB 420
  8. AerotechTelub 325
  9. Carrier Refrigeration AB 300
  10. Atea Sverige AB 270
  11. COOP Sverige 210
  12. TG Skrivab AB 200
  13. Södra Skogsägarna ek. för. 200
  14. Getinge 200
  15. SPCS 195
  16. Alstom Power 190
  17. Wexiodisk 185

(as of 2003-12-10: )

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