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Växjö
Country Sweden
Province Småland
County Kronoberg County
Municipality Växjö Municipality
Area
 • Total 29.29 km2 (11.31 sq mi)
Population (2008-12-31)
 • Total 65 000
 • Density 1,899/km2 (4,920/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Växjö (Swedish IPA: [˘vɛkːɧøː]) is a city in Småland in southern Sweden. It has a population of 55,600 (2005). Växjö is the seat of Växjö Municipality and is the administrative, cultural and industrial centre of Kronoberg County. Furthermore, it is the seat of the Diocese of Växjö.

Famous people from Växjö

  • Karl-Birger Blomdahl, 20th century music composer
  • Carolina Klüft, track and field athlete and Olympic gold medalist in Athens 2004
  • Pär Lagerkvist, author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1951
  • Otto Lindblad, 19th century music composer
  • Christina Nilsson, 19th century soprano celebrity
  • Joachim Björklund, Footballer
  • Carolus Linnaeus, Botanist, physician and zoologist
  • Mats Wilander, tennis player with seven Grand slam victories 1982-1988
  • Jonas Björkman, tennis player with 50 doubles titles including Grand Slams

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