Habo Municipality

Habo Municipality (Swedish: Habo kommun) is a municipality in Jönköping County, southern Sweden, where the locality of Habo is seat.

Habo Municipality
Habo kommun
Habo kyrka.jpg
Coat of arms of Habo Municipality
Habo Municipality in Jönköping County.png
Coordinates: 57°55′N 14°04′E / 57.917°N 14.067°E / 57.917; 14.067Coordinates: 57°55′N 14°04′E / 57.917°N 14.067°E / 57.917; 14.067
CountyJönköping County
 • Total462.24 km2 (178.47 sq mi)
 • Land328.52 km2 (126.84 sq mi)
 • Water133.72 km2 (51.63 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total12,810
 • Density28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code0643

The present municipality was formed in 1974 when a part of the dissolved rural municipality of Fågelsås was amalgamated with "old" Habo. It was transferred from the dissolved Skaraborg County to Jönköping County in 1998.


Things to do in the municipality include activities related to the lake Vättern, such as fishing, bathing and hiking. It offers plenty of nature and outdoor activities. Just outside the seat is a forest of beech woods planted by count Per Brahe the younger in the 17th century and lovely for recreational walks. And within the municipality two areas have been deemed important enough to be nature reserves: Fiskebäck has a moist ground where hazel and oak have claimed most of the space in competition with aspen, bird cherry, birch, sallow, hawthorn, beech and ash; while Hökensås is distinguished by a varied terrain of valleys and slopes with some 50 tarns and small lakes and a fauna of great variety.


There are 3 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Habo Municipality.

In the table the localities are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Habo 6,244
2 Furusjö 344
3 Fagerhult 317


  • Bränningeskolan 1975-
  • Fagerhults skola 1910-
  • Gröne Vägens Skola 1931-
  • Habo Centralskola 1953-1998 (Divided in 1998. Grades F-5 became Hagenskolan, grades 6-9 became Hagabodaskolan)
  • Hagenskolan 1998-
  • Hagabodaskolan 1998-
  • Kråkerydsskolan 1976-
  • Malmgårdsskolan 1996-



Habo church interior

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2022. Retrieved February 22, 2022.

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