Mjölby

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Mjölby
Central Mjölby in May 2007
Central Mjölby in May 2007
Mjölby is located in Östergötland
Mjölby
Mjölby
Mjölby is located in Sweden
Mjölby
Mjölby
Coordinates: 58°20′N 15°07′E / 58.333°N 15.117°E / 58.333; 15.117Coordinates: 58°20′N 15°07′E / 58.333°N 15.117°E / 58.333; 15.117
CountrySweden
ProvinceÖstergötland
CountyÖstergötland County
MunicipalityMjölby Municipality
Area
 • Total8.45 km2 (3.26 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total12,245
 • Density1,448/km2 (3,750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Mjölby (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈmjøːlbʏ] (About this soundlisten)) is a city and the seat of Mjölby Municipality, Östergötland County, Sweden with 12,245 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Mjölby is located by the rivulet Svartån; the name "Mjölby" is derived from "Mölloby", which comes from mylna or mölna—meaning "mill". Due to the rapids of Svartån and the fertile soils of the surrounding plains, Mjölby is a natural place for a mill.

During the Dacke War in 1542–1543 Mjölby was the northernmost point reached by the rebels from Småland.[2]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Mjölby:

Twinnings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ Filén, ´Thure (1960). Ydreboken (in Swedish). pp. 170–171.
  3. ^ "Hankasalmen elinkeino- ja työllisyyspoliittinen ohjelma" (PDF) (in Finnish). Hankasalmi Municipality. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2012.

External links[edit]

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