Olofström

Olofström, previously Holje by, is a locality in Blekinge County, Sweden with 7,327 inhabitants in 2010.[1] in 1967, the market town of Olofström was merged with the villages Kyrkhult and Jämshög to create Olofström Municipality. Olofström is the seat of Olofström Municipality. The increased use of cars in the 1950s and 1960s was the great boost for the municipality. Today the automobile industry, dominated by Volvo Cars, is the largest employer in Olofström.

Olofström
Olofström Church
Olofström Church
Coat of arms of Olofström
Coat of arms
Olofström is located in Blekinge
Olofström
Olofström
Olofström is located in Sweden
Olofström
Olofström
Coordinates: 56°16′N 14°32′E / 56.267°N 14.533°E / 56.267; 14.533Coordinates: 56°16′N 14°32′E / 56.267°N 14.533°E / 56.267; 14.533
CountrySweden
ProvinceBlekinge
CountyBlekinge County
MunicipalityOlofström Municipality
Area
 • Total7.04 km2 (2.72 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total7,327
 • Density1,040/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Farm building in Olofström, now a museum. Drawn by Ferdinand Boberg in 1924.

Olofström ChurchEdit

Olofström church (Olofströms kyrka) belongs to Jämshög's parish in the Diocese of Lund. The original building is a chapel built in 1933. A rebuild was completed in 1962 under the guidance of architects Hanna and Roy Victorson in Karlshamn. The entrance hall and the parish hall's northwest wing were built in 1986 under the direction of architectural firm K.E. Dudzik.[2][3]

EducationEdit

The gymnasium accommodates one of the few orienteering schools in Sweden, as well as the only archery school in Sweden.

SportsEdit

Olofström is home to football club Olofströms IF. [4]

Natives from OlofströmEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Olofströms kyrka och församlingsgård". svenskakyrkan.se. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Arkitektfirma K.E. Dudzik". hassleholm.se. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Olofströms IF

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