Jönköping

(redirected from Jonkoping)
Also found in: Dictionary.

Jönköping

(yön`chö'pĭng), city (1990 pop. 76,280), capital of Jönköping co. (1995 pop. 312,490), S Sweden, at the southern end of Lake Vättern. It is a commercial and industrial center. The safety match was developed there, and the city has large match factories (founded 1844). Other manufactures include machinery, paper, and textiles. Jönköping was chartered in 1284 by Magnus I. Gustavus Adolphus gave (1620) it special privileges after its citizens had burned the city to prevent the Danes from sacking it. Jönköping's modern prosperity began in the 19th cent. with the opening of the Göta Canal and the coming of the railroad.

Jönköping

 

a city in Sweden, on the south shore of Lake Vättern; the administrative center of Jönköping County (Län). Population, 55, 400 (1970). Machine-building, paper, and match industries are there.

References in periodicals archive ?
Jonkoping County Council has programs in health promotion and disease prevention in order to improve quality of life amongst its residents.
Titanic when it sank four years prior to the Jonkoping.
He said there had been incredible interest in the 2,400 bottles of 1907 Heidsieck & Co champagne recovered from the Jonkoping that was sunk by a German submarine during World War One while en route from Gavle, Sweden to Rauma in Finland.
For Jonkoping Energi, Open Training will deliver an interactive presentation about a combined power and heating plant which will use waste to produce heat at Torsvik.
Some excursions include the salvaging of champagne bottles from the wreck Jonkoping in 1997.
NORWEGIAN midfielder Eirik Bakke struck twice as Leeds began their pre-season programme with a 6-0 win over Swedish Second Division side Jonkoping Sodra.
Professors Timothy Habbershon from Babson College and Mattias Nordqvist from Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden, are facilitators.
The Scandinavian airline SAS has said that it is to reopen services on the Jonkoping, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark route after a two-year break.
As part of his visit to EU's rotating president, Turkish Labor & Social Security Minister Omer Dincer will attend the "Informal Meeting of Employment and Social Affairs Ministers" to be held in Jonkoping on July 8-9.
The maintenance is to be moved to Jonkoping and Halmstad.
ITINERARY: Wednesday July 21 v Kungshamn IF/Smogens IF (tbc); Thursday 22 v Kungsbacka BI; Saturday 24 v Jonkoping Sodra IF; Tuesday 27 v Orgryte IS.