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Småland
Coat of arms of Småland
Coat of arms
Sverigekarta-Landskap Småland.svg
Country Sweden
Land Götaland
Counties Kronoberg County
Kalmar County
Jönköping County
Halland County
Östergötland County
Area
 • Total 29,400 km2 (11,400 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2016)
 • Total 754,535
 • Density 25.66/km2 (66.47/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Language Swedish
 • Dialect Småländska
 • Demonym Smålänning
Culture
 • Flower Twinflower
 • Animal Otter
 • Bird Song thrush
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 33000–34999, 35000–36999, 38000–39999, 55000–57999, 59000–59999 (shared with Östergötland)
Area codes 0370-0372
0433
0459
0470–0478
0480–0493

Småland is a historical province (landskap) in southern Sweden.

Småland borders the provinces Blekinge, Scania or Skåne, Halland, Västergötland, Östergötland and the island Öland in the Baltic Sea. The name Småland literally means Small lands. The latinized form Smolandia has been used in other languages. The highest summit in Småland is Tomtabacken with its 377 m.

Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren comes from Småland, and many of her stories are also set there. Famous Swedish expresseions are "Mörkaste Småland" ("Darkest Småland") and "För allt smör i Småland" ("For All Butter in Småland").

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