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.
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.
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
The municipality has 10 sister cities
. The high number is explained as Växjö shares all sister cities with its Nordic
Largest employers in the municipality:
- Växjö Municipality 6,700
- Kronoberg County Council 4,000
- Växjö University 900
- Volvo Articulated Haulers 600
- A-betong Precon AB 525
- ICA Handlarna AB 525
- Skanska AB 420
- AerotechTelub 325
- Carrier Refrigeration AB 300
- Atea Sverige AB 270
- COOP Sverige 210
- TG Skrivab AB 200
- Södra Skogsägarna ek. för. 200
- Getinge 200
- SPCS 195
- Alstom Power 190
- Wexiodisk 185
(as of 2003-12-10: )