Malexander

Malexander
Malexander Church
Malexander is located in Östergötland
Malexander
Malexander
Malexander is located in Sweden
Malexander
Malexander
Coordinates: 58°02′N 15°17′E / 58.033°N 15.283°E / 58.033; 15.283Coordinates: 58°02′N 15°17′E / 58.033°N 15.283°E / 58.033; 15.283
CountrySweden
ProvinceÖstergötland
CountyÖstergötland County
MunicipalityBoxholm Municipality
Area
 • Total0.25 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2005)[1]
 • Total75
 • Density296/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Malexander is a small village in Boxholm Municipality, Sweden, approximately 50 miles southwest of Linköping and 17 miles southeast of Boxholm. It is located close to the lake Sommen and has a jetty where the steamboat S/S Boxholm II stops.[2] It is well known for the 1999 Police Murders.

History[]

There is evidence of a church in Malexander from at least the 13th century. The current church, Malexander Church, was built in 1881 and partly rebuilt following a fire in 1929.[3]

Malexander murders[]

On 28 May 1999, one of the most high-profile murders in Sweden took place in Malexander when two police officers were executed following a bank robbery in Kisa.[4][5]

Notable people[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b "Småorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2000 och 2005" (xls) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 17 April 2009.
  2. ^ "S/S Boxholm II vedeldad ångbåt från 1904" (in Swedish). boxholm2.com. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Malexander Kyrka" (in Swedish). Svenskakyrkan.se. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  4. ^ Lindström, P. O. (28 July 2004). "Bakgrund: Polismorden i Malexander". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ Mattsson, Anna (28 May 2007). "Fakta: Malexandermorden". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 March 2012.

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