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City Jönköping (Sweden)
Jönköping is a city in southern Sweden in the historical region of Småland. Located in the southern part of Lake Vättern and is the capital of the same name Lena. Jonkoping is the ninth largest city in the country with beautiful nature and beaches (which is rare for such a northern state), which is located between the three largest cities Sweden – Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo.
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Geography and climate
Jönköping is located in southern Sweden along the Nissan and Lagan rivers on the shore of Lake Vättern amid hilly forests and marshes. AT There are also two small reservoirs in the city center: Munksjön (lake Monk) and Rocksjön (Lake Roca). Climate is temperate with cool in summer and fairly mild in winter.
- The population is more than 90 thousand people.
- The area is 44.82 km2.
- The language is Swedish.
- The currency is the Swedish krona.
- Time – UTC +1, summer +2.
- A large shopping center is located east of Jönköping and called the A6 Center. In the western part of the city (Västra Centrum) there is more exclusive shops, and in the eastern part (Ostra Centrum) – cheaper.
Jönköping is an old shopping center located on road junction between the historic regions of Gotaland and Svenland. He received city rights in 1284 and is one of the oldest cities in Sweden. Favorable location (near convenient water bullets and roads) didn’t always bring dividends to Jönköping. So in the 16th and 17th centuries, it was repeatedly looted and burned by the Danes. Today Jönköping is an important logistic center in Scandinavia, which are warehouses IKEA, Electrolux, Husqvarna.
Modern matches were invented in Jönköping. therefore no wonder that a museum is dedicated to them here. Match Museum is located in the building of the old match factory, which worked from 1845 to 1970 years
Khabo Church is a large wooden church located at 15 minutes drive north of Jönköping on the west bank of Wettern. The building dates back to 1680 and is known for its paintings, as well as medieval sandstone altar.
Church of sv. Sofia
Church of sv. Sofia is a 19th century religious building that It is one of the main attractions of the city and is considered a masterpiece of gothic revival. The architect of the church was Gustav Dahl, which at one time had a great influence on urban landscape of Stockholm.
Church of sv. Christina
Church of sv. Christina is a beautiful baroque church built in 17th century sandstone. On the north wall of the nave is oil painting by the 18th century artist Edward Orme. Altar dates from this same period.
Urban a park
The city park, located west of the center of Jönköping, is not just a picturesque green array. Here are ten historic buildings moved here to avoid demolition.
Viesingsø is the largest island of Lake Vättern with several ruins locks. Oak forests in the past used to build Swedish fleet.