10 things that are good to know about Laholm (if nothing else to impress your friends)

– About 25,500 people live in the municipality. Laholm (Laholm’s town) is the largest urban area with just over 6700 inhabitants.
– The town dates back to the 13th century.
– The municipality borders with both Skåne and Småland County
– The municipality’s total area is 883 square kilometers, of which approximately 221 is agricultural land.
– Agriculture employs 8 percent of Laholm’s gainfully employed, which is well above the national average of 2 percent.
– Almost 80 percent of the population lives in villas or small houses.
– On September 27, 1940, the city council decided that Laholm should be pronounced LaHOLM, with emphasis on the second part.
– Osbeck’s High School, like Osbeck’s beech forests, is named after Carl Linnaeus’ disciple Pehr Osbeck (1723–1805) who worked as a priest in Hasslöv.
– Lagan, which passes the town center and flows into the sea near the border to Halmstad, is Halland County’s largest river.
– Laholm’s coat of arms are, not surprisingly, adorned with three salmons (salmon is Halland County’s landscape animal).

Sources: laholm.se, Nationalencyklopedin, Wikipedia

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