Sävsjö Municipality facts for kids
|• Total||733 km2 (283 sq mi)|
|• Land||682.6 km2 (263.6 sq mi)|
|• Water||50.4 km2 (19.5 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2010.|
|Population (June 30, 2012)|
|• Density||14.835/km2 (38.422/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
The municipality was created by the local government reform of 1971, when the City of Sävsjö (instituted as late as 1947) was amalgamated with parts of two adjacent rural municipalities. Two years later it was completed when Hjälmseryd was added.
The municipality is located on the South Swedish highlands and comprise the old Västra Härad. It is considered a scenic place because the forests are not as dense as in the rest of Småland and the terrain is more varied.
The area has been inhabited since early Stone Age. Both archeological finds and the five medieval churches from the 12th century stands as reminiscence from those days. A few kilometers from where the town Sävsjö is located today, was for instance the centre of the old administrative court house called Västra Härad Court.
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