Agunnaryd

Agunnaryd

Agunnaryd
Coordinates: 56°44′51″N 14°08′41″E / 56.7475°N 14.14472°E / 56.7475; 14.14472Coordinates: 56°44′51″N 14°08′41″E / 56.7475°N 14.14472°E / 56.7475; 14.14472
Country Sweden
Province Småland
County Kronoberg County
Municipality Ljungby Municipality
Area[1]
 - Total 0.41 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Population (2005-12-31)[1]
 - Total 215
 - Density 529/km2 (1,370.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.agunnaryd.se

Agunnaryd is a locality and a parish situated in Ljungby Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden with 215 inhabitants in 2005.[1]

Agunnaryd is chiefly associated with the industrialist Ingvar Kamprad, who founded IKEA (the A of which stands for Agunnaryd). It has one school, a kindergarten, a small supermarket named 'Mat öppet', and four football teams. The little village has its own newspaper/newsletter, Agunnaryds Allehanda, that is mailed to inhabitants once a month.

The close-by lake of Agunnarydsjön, located some 300 meters from the village church, is a haven for fishing and swimming. The lake is part of the Helge å river system, extending further down into the lake of Möckeln, south of Agunnaryd.

The village's vicinity offers plenty of opportunities to experience Swedish nature, e.g. 12,000 acres (49 km2) of forest, ideally suited for hiking. The bicycle-route Sverigeleden passes right through the village. Canoeing on Helge å is a popular activity among tourists. In Agunnaryd, there are "lay-bys" by the stream to be used by canoeists.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2000 och 2005" (in Swedish) (xls). Statistics Sweden. http://www.scb.se/statistik/MI/MI0810/2005A01B/T%c3%a4torternami0810tab1.xls. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
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