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Emmaboda is a locality and the seat of Emmaboda Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden. It had 4,824 inhabitants in 2010.HistoryUntil 1875, Emmaboda was called Gantesbo. Back then there were only two houses in Gantesbo, which both remain to this day. The houses are called Gantesbo A and Gantesbo B. One of the houses is located on Bökön located west of Emmaboda's sports ground. The second stands on a hill between Emmaboda parish hall and the Bjurbäck school.GeographyEmmaboda is located in the middle of the tri-city region of Växjö, Kalmar and Karlskrona. All three places are 60 kilometers from Emmaboda.CultureThe musical "Kristina från Duvemåla" written by former members of the Swedish music group ABBA; Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, is a story based on books by Vilhelm Moberg about the people living in Dufvemåla homestead (which is 3 km outside of Emmaboda) that emigrated to the United States. Moberg was born in Emmaboda Municipality, more specifically, in Moshultamåla, 1898. Many of his novels has its story written about the people of the Emmaboda area."Emmabodafestivalen" is an indie-pop festival annually held in Emmaboda. This attracts pop fans from all over Sweden. Other events taking place in Emmaboda include the car race "A Day On the Strip" and "End of Summer Big Power Meet", a classic car show which attracts veteran cars from all over Sweden and other Nordic countries.
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