Kånna is a locality situated in Ljungby Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden with 352 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Kånna
Kånna is located in Kronoberg
Kånna
Kånna
Kånna is located in Sweden
Kånna
Kånna
Coordinates: 56°47′N 13°54′E / 56.783°N 13.900°E / 56.783; 13.900Coordinates: 56°47′N 13°54′E / 56.783°N 13.900°E / 56.783; 13.900
CountrySweden
ProvinceSmåland
CountyKronoberg County
MunicipalityLjungby Municipality
Area
 • Total0.43 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total352
 • Density823/km2 (2,130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

The name Kånna is guessed to mean "swamp". In this area during the Iron Age people used to settle on higher grounds where it was drier. There have been found Viking burial places and settlements by archaeologists which all are located on higher grounds. During the 18th century there was a church together with a village in Kånna. In 1890 there was a railroad made through the area which was part of "Skåne-Smålands Järnväg".[2]

In late 2015, politicians in Ljungby laid plans to make accommodation for refugees in the old school building in Kånna, which had been disused since 2011. Shortly after, the old school building was burned down in a fire. The fire began at ~1:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2015.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.lansstyrelsen.se/kronoberg/Sv/samhallsplanering-och-kulturmiljo/kulturmiljoprogram/ljungby/Pages/kanna.aspx
  3. ^ https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=106&artikel=6281058