Karlskrona

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Karlskrona
Skyline of Karlskrona
Skyline of Karlskrona
Coat of arms of Karlskrona
Coat of arms
Karlskrona is located in Sweden
Karlskrona
Karlskrona
Coordinates: 56°9′39″N 15°35′10″E / 56.16083°N 15.58611°E / 56.16083; 15.58611Coordinates: 56°9′39″N 15°35′10″E / 56.16083°N 15.58611°E / 56.16083; 15.58611
CountrySweden
ProvinceBlekinge
CountyBlekinge County
MunicipalityKarlskrona Municipality
Charter1680
Area
 • City21.72 km2 (8.39 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
 • City64 000
 • Density1,621/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
 • Metro
62,338
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
371 xx
Area code(s)(+46) 455
Websitewww.karlskrona.se

Karlskrona is a town in the county of Blekinge in Sweden. It is the seat of Karlskrona Municipality. The city name means Karl's Crown in honour of King Karl XI of Sweden.

The city was founded in 1680 when the Royal Swedish Navy was moved from the Stockholm area to Trossö island.

The Naval Port in the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. "Karlskrona". www.worldheritagesite.org. Retrieved 7 May 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]

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