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Introducing Småland

The region of Småland is one of dense forests, glinting lakes and bare marshlands. Historically it served as a buffer zone between the Swedes and Danes; the eastern and southern coasts in particular witnessed territorial tussles. Today it’s better known for the Glasriket (Kingdom of Glass), a sparsely populated area in the central southeast dotted with crystal workshops. Småland is broken up into län (smaller counties): Jönköpings in the northwest, Kronobergs in the southwest and Kalmar in the east.