Karlshamn


Karlshamn

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Karlshamn



image_caption = Karlshamn harbour


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map_caption = Karlshamn in Blekinge
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Sweden
subdivision_type1 = Municipality
subdivision_name1 = Karlshamn Municipality
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Blekinge County
subdivision_type3 = Province
subdivision_name3 = Blekinge
established_title3 = Charter
established_date3 = 1664
area_footnotes = cite web |title=Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2000 och 2005 |publisher=Statistics Sweden |url=http://www.scb.se/statistik/MI/MI0810/2005A01B/T%E4torternami0810tab1.xls |format=xls |language=Swedish |accessdate=2008-05-15]
area_total_km2 = 13.44
population_as_of = 2005-12-31
population_footnotes =
population_total = 18,768
population_density_km2 = 1397
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2
latd=56 |latm=10 |lats= |latNS=N
longd=14 |longm=51 |longs= |longEW=E
website =

Karlshamn is a city in Blekinge,southern Sweden. It has 18,768 inhabitants and is the seat of Karlshamn Municipality, Blekinge County.

Karlshamn received a Royal Charter and city privileges in 1664, when King Charles X Gustav realized the strategic location near the Baltic Sea and the rivalling Danish troops there. In 1666 the town was named Karlshamn, meaning "Karl's Port" in honour of the Swedish king.

Environs

On the small island of Kastellet in the harbour inlet, the King constructed a citadel to defend the city.

Karlshamn is served by the European route E22 highway.

Buildings and structures

Outside Karlshamn, in the village of Gungvala, you can find Gungvalamasten, a 335 metre tall guyed mast for FM- and TV-transmission. It is together with three other guyed masts, of same height, the tallest structure in Sweden.

Famous people from Karlshamn

*Git Gay
*Emma Igelström
*Ola Lindholm
*Johan Pettersson
*Per Ragnar
*Bingo Rimér
*L.O. Smith
*Per Svensson
*Alice Tegnér
*Curt Götlin
*Blinded Colony

References

External links

* [http://www.karlshamnsvykort.se Karlshamnsvykort] - Old postcards, history and maps from Karlshamn.
* [http://www.karlshamn.se/ Karlshamn Municipality]
* [http://www.karlshamn.se/Startsida/Webbkamera/Webbkamera_live/ Karlshamn Web Camera] Live web camera of Karlshamn town square.


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