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Skyline of Karlskrona
Skyline of Karlskrona
Coat of arms of Karlskrona
Coat of arms
Karlskrona is located in Sweden
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
Country Sweden
Province Blekinge
County Blekinge County
Municipality Karlskrona Municipality
Charter 1680
 • City 21.72 km2 (8.39 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • City 64 000
 • Density 1,621/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
 • Metro 62,338
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 371 xx
Area code(s) (+46) 455
Website www.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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