Småland Province, Sweden Genealogy
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Information about the Landskap, its location and history. There are three counties that are included in Småland Province, they are: Kronoberg County, Jönköping County, and Kalmar County (Öland Province is included with Kalmar).
In the Stone age, Småland was populated no later than 6000 BC. In Viking age and early middle age, all the small lands that form the province, had its own law. This period ends around 1350 with the reign of king Magnus Eriksson, when the historic provinces of Sweden lost much of their autonomy due to the first national law code. The centralization efforts from the Swedish Crown were met with many peasant rebellions in Småland, of which the most important Dackefeiden led by Nils Dacke in 1542-1543 was. In the 19th century, the development of the region stagnated due to poverty and substantial emigration to North America. Most emigrants went to Minnesota. Småland suffered serious damage in the night of 8 and 9 January 2005 during storm Gudrun.
The population of Småland was roughly 754,500 people in 2016.
- Wikipedia Collaborators, "Småland" In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sm%C3%A5land. Visited 27 December 2017.