Kalmar Kommun

Between Öland and Småland

The municipality Kalmar is located on the coast in the southeastern part of the historic province of Småland and Kalmar County. The municipality is located opposite the island of Öland along the Kalmar Strait.

Kalmar Kommun is a popular tourist region and famous for the provincial and municipal capital Kalmar, as well as its close proximity to the island of Öland, which can be reached via the Öland Bridge quickly and easily.

The landscape in the region is very flat, less wooded and is used mostly for agriculture. Nevertheless, you will find a lot of interesting nature reserves, which are primarily located at the coast. There are also about 20 official bathing places, all with sandy beaches.

The classic attractions in the region are concentrated in the city of Kalmar. First of all, the Kalmar Castle as one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in Sweden, followed by the baroque splendor of the Kalmar Cathedral and the exhibitions of the Kalmar Läns Museum.

Overall, the municipality Kalmar consists of 16 towns and villages with over 200 inhabitants, with a concentration on the city of Kalmar. While there live more than 36,000 people, Lindsdal has just over 5,500 inhabitants and is the second largest town in the municipality, followed by Smedby with about 3,500 residents.