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View from the Tomtabacken tower

Tomtabacken is a hill in the province of Småland, Sweden.

Hill Landform that extends above the surrounding terrain

A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain. It often has a distinct summit, although in areas with scarp/dip topography a hill may refer to a particular section of flat terrain without a massive summit.

Småland Place in Götaland, Sweden

Småland is a historical province (landskap) in southern Sweden. Småland borders Blekinge, Scania, Halland, Västergötland, Östergötland and the island Öland in the Baltic Sea. The name Småland literally means Small Lands. The Latinized form Smolandia has been used in other languages. The highest point in Småland is Tomtabacken, at 377 metres (1,237 ft).

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, formally the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

It is situated in the southern part of the Nässjö Municipality, about 22 km southwest from Nässjö town. The summit area is quite flat, and it has a lookout tower which affords a view over the forested Småland landscape. With a height of 377 meters (1,237 ft), Tomtabacken is the highest point in Småland province and in the southern land of Götaland.

Nässjö Municipality Municipality in Jönköping County, Sweden

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Lands of Sweden administrative territorial entity of Sweden

The lands of Sweden are three traditional parts, each consisting of several provinces, in Sweden. The division into lands goes back to the foundation of modern Sweden, when Götaland, the land of the Geats, merged with Svealand, the land of the Swedes, to form the country. While Norrland and Österland were added later. The lands have no administrative function but are still seen by many Swedes as an important part of their identity.

Götaland Place

Götaland is one of three lands of Sweden and comprises ten provinces. Geographically it is located in the south of Sweden, bounded to the north by Svealand, with the deep woods of Tiveden, Tylöskog and Kolmården marking the border.

The summit of Tomtabacken is accessible by road from the nearby towns of Malmbäck or Vrigstad, or on foot along the Höglandsleden trail, which passes beside the lookout tower.

Malmbäck Place in Småland, Sweden

Malmbäck is a locality situated in Nässjö Municipality, Jönköping County, Sweden with 1,031 inhabitants in 2010.

Vrigstad Place in Småland, Sweden

Vrigstad is a locality situated in Sävsjö Municipality, Jönköping County, Sweden with 1,421 inhabitants in 2010.


Temperatures on Tomtabacken are lower all year round than those of the surrounding area.

In January the mean daily temperature on the summit falls to around -4°C, which is similar to the temperature in Dalsland or Uppland, both of which are significantly further north. In July the mean daily temperature only reaches around 14°C, comparable with Jokkmokk on the Arctic circle. The annual mean daily temperature is below 5°C, comparable to Hudiksvall. Although snowfall usually occurs from November to April, in the nearby village of Spinkabo measurable snowfall was observed on September 30th, 1995 (12 cm) and June 14th, 1982 (7 cm). Since only three months have an mean daily temperature exceeding 10°C, the climate qualifies as subarctic. [1] [2]

Dalsland Place in Götaland, Sweden

Dalsland is a Swedish traditional province, or landskap, situated in Götaland in southern Sweden. Lying to the west of Lake Vänern, it is bordered by Värmland to the north, Västergötland to the southeast, Bohuslän to the west, and Norway to the northwest.

Uppland Place in Svealand, Sweden

Uppland is a historical province or landskap on the eastern coast of Sweden, just north of Stockholm, the capital. It borders Södermanland, Västmanland and Gästrikland. It is also bounded by lake Mälaren and the Baltic sea. On the small uninhabited island of Märket in the Baltic, Uppland has a very short and unusually shaped land border with Åland, an autonomous province of Finland.

Jokkmokk Place in Lapland, Sweden

Jokkmokk is a locality and the seat of Jokkmokk Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden, with 2,786 inhabitants in 2010. The Sámi name of the place means "River's Curve," due to the meandering river that runs through it. It is just north of the Arctic Circle.

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  1. "Tidiga snöfall i Sverige" . Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  2. "Sena snöfall i Sverige" . Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  3. "Swedish Climate Normals 1961-1990" . Retrieved 2013-07-10.

Coordinates: 57°30′02″N14°28′13″E / 57.50056°N 14.47028°E / 57.50056; 14.47028

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