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Småland

 

an upland in southern Sweden; an arched elevated part of the Baltic Shield. Småland reaches a maximum elevation of 377 m, at Mount Tomtabacken. Its high, plateau-like surface is dissected by rivers that have rapids. The rivers radiate in different directions; their valleys, carved by glaciers, are situated along tectonic faults. The hilly, morainic relief features eskers. There are many lakes, swamps, and peat bogs. Lake Vättern juts into the northern part of Småland. There are coniferous and mixed forests and heaths.

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The founder of the world's largest furniture company IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, died at the end of January at the age of 91, in his native province of Smaland, Sweden.
BORN in Pjatteryd, Smaland, in 1926, the Swedish entrepreneur came from poor farming stock and was dyslexic.
BORN in Pjatteryd, Smaland, in 1926, he came from poor farming stock and was dyslexic.
27 at his home in Smaland, a province in southern Sweden.
He moved to Switzerland to lower his tax bills, then in 2013 announced his return to Smaland, Sweden.
One of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar Kamprad, has peacefully passed away, at his home in Smaland, Sweden, on the 27th of January," the company said.
We were on a week-long tour of Smaland - the province of the lakes - in southern Sweden.
The dense forests in the Swedish province of Smaland were chosen in 1 742 as the home of the Kosta glassworks company so that it could provide both Stockholm and Karlskrona with glass.
The store's 220sqm play facility called Smaland, after the small town in Sweden where IKEA started, will have staff looking after shoppers' children, free of charge.
Also, in Oskarshamn, in the southern Swedish province of Smaland, Scania has completed its largest single industrial investment in two decades.
Procurement of snow removal vehicles to Smaland Airport.
It's in the nature of Smaland to be thrifty," he said, referring to Sweden's southern agricultural region where he comes from.