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A number of typical country houses, painted red with white trimmings, and an old-fashioned fence made with thin pine trees.
Red cottages, Stensjöby, Småland
Photo: Tony Töreklint/imagebank.sweden.se

Destination

Småland

Småland is one of Sweden's larger provinces. A region famous for its beautiful countryside, cute red cottages, glass and furniture design, IKEA and traditional food. Heard of Astrid Lindgren? One of many famous people from Småland.
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  • Some very famous people are from Småland, for example author Astrid Lindgren, Ingvar Kamprad who founded IKEA and furniture designer Bruno Mathsson
  • There are three national dishes from Småland

    https://www.visitsmaland.se/en/experiences/food-and-drink/flavours-of-smaland

    . Have you ever heard of 'ostkaka', 'isterband' and 'lingonsylt'?
  •  A Polkagris, or Polka pig, can be found in Gränna, and is traditionally a red and while rock candy stick 
  • Sweden's 30th National Park has recently opened in Småland. Åsnen offers a unique lake archipelago with a 700 km shoreline and more than a thousand islands.
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