As the 9th most populace Swedish regions, Jonkoping is a city in Smaland found in southern part of the country. The city is the seat of both the local Jonkoping Municipality and County with as many as 331,539 inhabitants.
Geographically, Jonkoping is located in the southern parts of the largest Swedish Lake, Vattern. The sandy beaches running through the main urban area offer an exquisite and glamorous look to the city. In fact, the Jonkoping Municipality region comprises the oldest towns of Jonkoping, Norrahammar and Huskvarna, combined together in 1971.
Ever since its inception, Jonkoping had been a well-known trading center due to its location along the banks of Lagan and Nissan Rivers and on the highways between the Vastergotland and Ostergotland provinces. In fact, it was the efficient highways and inland waterways that contributed immensely towards the development of business activities in the region in remote past.
Today, Jonkoping in Sweden is one of the most popular cities for pursuing higher education in the University College of Jonkoping. It is famous for accommodating students both at national and international levels. The eastern part of the city is highly industrialized these days with the progressive and developed town of Huskvarna located in this region.
A large number of tourists throng Jonkoping in Sweden, owing to the exhibitions and fairs organized here. The Elmia Wood Fair at Elmia is the biggest of its kind throughout the European mainland for railways, caravans, trucks and subcontractors. From 2002 onwards, world's largest DreamHack and LAN party are being held at Elmia in Jonkoping, forming a major tourist attraction of the land. Finally, soccer, swimming, diving and ice hockey form integral parts of the diverse cultural activities of Jonkoping, furthering the development of sports and travel and tourism activities in the city.