Sävsjö Municipality

Sävsjö Municipality (Sävsjö kommun) is a municipality in Jönköping County, southern Sweden where the town Sävsjö is seat.

Sävsjö Municipality
Sävsjö kommun
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Coat of arms of Sävsjö Municipality
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Coordinates: 57°24′N 14°40′E / 57.400°N 14.667°E / 57.400; 14.667Coordinates: 57°24′N 14°40′E / 57.400°N 14.667°E / 57.400; 14.667
CountyJönköping County
 • Total729.23 km2 (281.56 sq mi)
 • Land679.05 km2 (262.18 sq mi)
 • Water50.18 km2 (19.37 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total11,709
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code0684

The municipality was created by the local government reform of 1971, when the City of Sävsjö (instituted as late as 1947) was amalgamated with parts of two adjacent rural municipalities. Two years later it was completed when Hjälmseryd was added.


The municipality is located on the South Swedish highlands and comprise the old Västra Härad. It is considered a scenic place because the forests are not as dense as in the rest of Småland and the terrain is more varied.


There are four urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Sävsjö 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 Sävsjö 5,068
2 Vrigstad 1,432
3 Stockaryd 1,003
4 Rörvik 555


The area has been inhabited since early Stone Age. Both archeological finds and the five medieval churches from the 12th century stands as reminiscence from those days. A few kilometers from where the town Sävsjö is located today, was for instance the centre of the old administrative court house called Västra Härad Court.


Train departing from Sävsjö station towards Malmö, with Sävsjö market place and Grand Hotel to the right.

Sävsjö Municipality is working hard to increase its population. It currently has a half-price offer when buying plots of land with the intention of building a house here.

Politically Sävsjö Municipality is a stronghold of the Kristdemokraterna, the Christian Democrats (12 mandates of 39). The party is the largest in the municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige).

In contemporary Sweden today, Sävsjö Municipality is perhaps most known for the successful handball team Sävsjö HK.


  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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