10 Informative Facts About Jönköping

Facts About Jönköping

Facts About Jönköping

  1. Jönköping is situated at the southern end of Sweden’s second-largest lake, Vättern, in the province of Småland.
  2. Jönköping is the seat of a district court and a court of appeal as well as the Swedish National Courts Administration.
  3. The Population of Jönköping is 141,081, as of 2019.
  4. Noble people of Jönköping include: David F. Sandberg, Martin Allwood, Johan Björnsson Printz, Agnetha Fältskog, among others. 
  5. On 18 May 1284, Jönköping became the first City in Sweden to be granted its rights by king Magnus Ladulås, who ruled mostly from Vättern’s largest island Visingsö.
  6. Jönköping is connected by rail with the main Swedish lines and has water connections through the Göta Canal with the Kattegat and the Baltic Sea.
  7. The first part of the city’s name, “Jön”, is derived from a creek, “Junebäcken”, in Talavid, in what is now the western part of the city. The second part of the name “köping”, is, as mentioned above, an old word for a trading center or market place.
  8. Jönköping is the 9th biggest city in Sweden.
  9. Jönköping was actually 3 towns that grew into one large town. The 3 towns were, Jönköping, Huskvarna, and Norrahammar.
  10. Elmia, a major trade fair and exhibition center, is situated in Jönköping.
  11. Since 2001, Elmia has been the site of the world’s largest LAN party, DreamHack, with two events every year, Dreamhack Summer and Dreamhack Winter.
  12. Historic buildings include the Old Town Hall, the Court of Appeal, and Christina Church, or Kristinekyrkan.