Kristinestad


Kristinestad

Infobox Settlement
official_name = City of Kristinestad
native_name = Kristinestads stad
Kristiinankaupungin kaupunki
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image_shield = Kristiinankaupunki vaakuna.png

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map_caption = Location of Kristinestad in Northern Europe
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Finland
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = Western Finland
subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Ostrobothnia
subdivision_type3 = Sub-region
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leader_title = City manager
leader_name = Riitta El-Nemr
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population_total = 7,669
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timezone = CET
utc_offset = +2
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latd=62 |latm=16 |lats=00 |latNS=N
longd=21 |longm=21 |longs=00 |longEW=E
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website = [http://www.kristinestad.fi www.kristinestad.fi]
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blank_name =Official languages |blank_info =Finnish, Swedish

Kristinestad (in Swedish), Kristiinankaupunki (in Finnish) is a municipality in Finland. It is located in the western part of Finland on the shore of the Bothnian Sea. The population is 7,934 (as 2003) and bilingual with a majority speaking Swedish (57%) and the minority Finnish (41%). The town was chartered in 1649 at Koppö island and is named for Queen Christina of Sweden. Kristinestad, often called the pearl of the Bothnian SeaFact|date=October 2007, is known for its old town with low wooden houses and narrow alleys.


External links

* [http://edu.krs.fi/krs05/index.php Official website]
* [http://sydaby.eget.net/swe/kristina_2000e.htm Kristinestad 1649 - 1999. One of the best preserved wooden towns in Fenno-Scandinavia]


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