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Kalmar Municipality (''Kalmar kommun'') is a
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in
Kalmar County Kalmar County (), also referred to as Calmar County in English, is a county A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposesChambers Dictionary, L. Brookes (ed.), 2005, Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, ...
, southeastern
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. The city of
Kalmar Kalmar (, also , ) is a cities of Sweden, city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. It had 36,392 inhabitants in 2010 and is the seat of Kalmar Municipality. It is also the capital of Kalmar County, which comprises 12 municipal ...
is the municipal seat. The present municipality was created in 1971, when the ''City of Kalmar'' was
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with five surrounding rural municipalities. The municipality consists of fifteen original local government units.


Localities

There are 15
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s (also called a Tätort or locality) in Kalmar 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.


International relations


Twin towns — Sister cities

Kalmar is twinned with: *
Gdańsk Gdańsk ( , also ; ; german: Danzig ; csb, Gduńsk) is a city on the Baltic Sea, Baltic coast of northern Poland. With a population of 470,907, Gdańsk is the capital and largest city of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and the most prominent city in ...
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Kaliningrad Kaliningrad ( ; rus, Калининград, p=kəlʲɪnʲɪnˈɡrat, links=y), Königsberg, until 1946 Königsberg ( ), is the largest city and the administrative centre of Kaliningrad Oblast, the westernmost Oblasts of Russia, Oblast of Russi ...
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* Wilmington,
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Savonlinna Savonlinna (, , ; sv, Nyslott, lit=New Castle) is a town A town is a human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages and smaller than city, cities, though the criteria to distinguish between them vary considerably in diffe ...
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Turkey
* Panevėžys,
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References


Statistics Sweden


External links


Kalmar Municipality
- Official site
University of Kalmar
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