Växjö is a city and the seat of Växjö Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden with 60,887 inhabitants in 2010. It is the administrative, cultural and industrial centre of Kronoberg County. Furthermore it is the episcopal see of the Diocese of Växjö. It has a population of about 64 200, out of a municipal total of 83,000 inhabitants. The town is home to Linnaeus University.
The city's name is believed to be constructed from the words "väg" (road) and "sjö" (lake), meaning the road over the frozen Växjö Lake that farmers took in the winter to get to the marketplace that later became the city.