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Sweden's ten best and worst town slogans

The Local · 27 Feb 2014, 13:56

Published: 27 Feb 2014 13:56 GMT+01:00

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We're not sure who gets the honour of coming up with a slogan for a municipality (kommun in Swedish) but there are some jolly good ones about. And some really terrible ones.
The typical slogan is something forgettable like "The pearl of the north" or "The pride of the south", but with so many on offer, there are some really memorable ones about. 
Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö don't feature in the list, but here are their respective slogans in case you're interested:
Stockholm: The capital of Scandinavia
Gothenburg: Plain water, pure knowledge
Malmö: Mångfald Möten Möjligheter ("Diversity, Meetings, Possibilities")
Malmö's sounds better in Swedish with the alliteration of course. 
But for the other 287 municipalities, we've awarded prizes for such categories as the slogan with the best pun, the best rhyme, and the worst name-drop. Yes, a municipality can name-drop, apparently. But there are tonnes more. Does your municipality feature?
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So click here for the clever, the painful, and the interesting.
Oliver Gee 

The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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