|• Total||1.62 km2 (0.63 sq mi)|
(31 December 2010)
|• Density||920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
It is the site of Jämshög Church (Jämshögs kyrka) in the Diocese of Lund. During the Northern Seven Years' War (1563 - 1570), the church was destroyed and when it was rebuilt with a sacristy was added in 1778. In 1803, the church and the surrounding village were extinguished when the belfry, the vicarage and seven farmhouses were totally destroyed. The present church began to be erected on June 20, 1804 after drawings by architect Olof Tempelman (1745-1816).
Natives from JämshögEdit
- John Fredrik Anderson, engineer
- Kalle Berglund, middel-distance runner
- John Björkhem, Parapsychologist
- Nils Olof Holst, geologist
- Harry Martinson, author and nobel prize winner
- Axel de la Nietze, author
- Bengt Nordenberg, artist
- Sven Edvin Salje, author
- Pehr Thomasson, author
The following sports clubs are located in Jämshög:
- "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
- "Jämshögs kyrka". svenskakyrkan.se. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
- "Tempelman, Olof Samuel". Nordisk familjebok. Retrieved September 1, 2019.