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Ruda is a locality situated in Högsby Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 613 inhabitants in 2010. It is suffering from a steady population decline. Near Ruda there is a VLF transmitter for the Swedish Navy. Even though it is not a tower this transmitter is often mistakenly referred to as "rudatornet" (the Ruda tower) by locals. The Swedish national road 34 runs through Ruda connecting the village to E22 and Ålem to the south and Motala in the north. This road provides Ruda with economic stimulation. Many bypassers stop at the only gas station which also provides cooked food and other merchandise. Except for this shop there is also Konsum grocery shop. Kalmar Lans Trafik, the local bus company offer public transportation to and from Ruda. There is a train track running from Kalmar, through Ruda and eventually to Linköping. At one time the train trafficking the track stopped in Ruda to leave and pick up passengers but this is not longer the case. Today the closest stop is in Högsby. The train station in Ruda is still intact but abandoned. Ruda once was a thriving industrial town with many shops and industries, including Ruda glass manufacturing factory, an antenna factory and a sawmill. The location of the sawmill was for a long time a sanitary danger for the inhabitants but a project starting in 2007 has cleaned up the area. Today a majority of the inhabitants work in close by larger towns such as Oskarshamn.


Ruda in Sweden offers a unique experience to travellers. The nearest major city to Ruda is Visby. Attractions in Visby include Hogklint Naturreservat, Botanisca Tradgarden, Nicolai Ruins. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Ruda.

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Facts and Stats for Ruda*

  • Ruda: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ruda for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ruda.

    • Burglary and Theft 100 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 100 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 100 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
  • Cost for Essentials in Ruda

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ruda

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 117.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 105.1 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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