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Vexio

VEXIO, or WEXIO, a town and bishop's see of Sweden, capital of the district (Ian) of Kronoberg, 124 m. N.E. of Malmo by rail. Pop. (1900) 7365. It is pleasantly situated among low wooded hills at the north end of Lake Vexio, and near the south end of Lake Helga. Its appearance is modem, for it was burnt in 1843. The cathedral of St Siegfrid dates from about 1300, but has been restored, the last time in 1898. The Smaland Museum has antiquarian and numismatic collections, a library and a bust of Linnaeus. There are iron foundries, a match factory, etc. At Ostrabo, the episcopal residence without the town, the poet Esaias Tegner died in 1846, and he is buried in the town cemetery. On the shore of Lake Helga is the royal estate of Kronoberg, and on an island in the lake the ruins of a former castle of the same name.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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