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Halmstad ['hulm-stɑː(d)] is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of the Nissan River in Halland, south-western Sweden. The river empties into the Kattegatt. The city has a population of 55,688 (2005), and is the seat of Halmstad Municipality (kommun), and of Halland County (län). Download high resolution version (328x714, 26 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Nissan River is a 240 km (150 mile) long stream in southwest Sweden. ... is a historical province (landskap) on the western coast of Sweden. ... The Baltic Sea Kattegat, or Kattegatt, is a bay of the North Sea and a continuation of Skagerrak, bounded by Denmark and Sweden. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Halmstad Municipality [halmstɑː(d)] is a Municipality in Halland County in southwest Sweden, in which the city Halmstad is the seat of government. ... Halland County, or Hallands län, is a County or län on the western coast of Sweden. ...


The city will host the 2007 Solheim Cup, which will be played at the Halmstad Golfklubb. The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. ... Halmstad GK (golf course) Claiming a home among the towering pines and seaside lands of Sweden’s golfing playground are the par 72-championship courses, the North Course and the South Course. ...

Halmstad, view from Tradecenter

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History

Halmstad received its first charter in 1307, and the city is celebrating its 700 year aniversary in 2007. The oldest remains of that first town are to be found at "Övraby" upstream on the River Nissan, quite close to the regiment buildings. The reamins of the church can still be seen today between a defunct brick industry and a former landfill. Övraby kyrkoruin is believed to have been built in the 11th century Övraby was the village that was left after the town Halmstad in Halland moved five kilometers to the south in 1320. ...


In the 1320s the town moved to the present day town centre. At this time there were two monasteries in the town and during the 15th century the St. Nikolai church was built. Battles raged between the Swedes and the Danes as Halland at that time was a real border county.


During the Kalmar Union – a Nordic Union between Sweden, Norway and Denmark which lasted between 1400-1520 – it was in Halmstad that the Union King was to be finally selected. The Kalmar Union flag. ...


At the end of the 16th century, Christian IV ordered the fortification of Halmstad and in the beginning of the 17th century built a crescent with the Nissan as part of the defences.


1619 is an important date in the history of Halmstad. In March of that year, King Gustav Adolf II of Sweden and Christian IV met at the castle. Over a period of a week they celebrated the payment in full of the "Älvsborg ransom". August of the same year saw the destruction of Halmstad by fire.


Peace was declared roughly 25 years later and Halland became Swedish which it hadn't been for 300 years. Halland finally became Swedish when peace was declared at Roskilde in 1658 and Danish rule was broken. However, uncertain times still continued until the battle of "Fyllebro" in 1676, which lies just outside Halmstad, where the Swedes convincingly beat the Danes.


The first May Day demonstration in Sweden was held in Halmstad in 1897. May Day is May 1, and refers to any of several holidays celebrated on this day. ...


Notable natives

  (born July 15, 1949) is a Swedish politician and diplomat, currently serving as Minister for Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Fredrik Reinfeldt. ... Per HÃ¥kan Gessle [IPA: pæːr gÉ›slÉ›] (born January 12, 1959, in Halmstad, Sweden) is the songwriter and male lead singer of the Swedish bands Gyllene Tider and Roxette. ... Roxette is a Swedish pop-music double act, sometimes rock-influenced, whose members are Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. ... Gyllene Tider in 2004 Gyllene Tider is a Swedish pop group. ... Ernst Johannes Wigforss (January 24, 1881–2 January 1977) was a Swedish linguist (dialectologist), mostly known as a prominent Social Democratic politician and Swedish Minister of Finance. ... Jörgen Persson (born April 22, 1966 in Halmstad, Sweden) is a Swedish table tennis player. ... Karl Fredrik Ljungberg (IPA: ) (born 16 April 1977 in Vittsjö, Hässleholm) is a Swedish Footballer who currently plays for Arsenal. ... BassHunter is the pseudonym of the Swedish musician and DJ Jonas Altberg, born December 22, 1984, in Halmstad, Sweden. ... BassHunter is the pseudonym of the Swedish musician and DJ Jonas Erik Altberg, born December 22, 1984, in Halmstad, Sweden. ... Michael Amott, 2003 Michael Amott (born July 28, 1969 in Britain, raised in Halmstad, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, and Carnage, as well as a former member of the grindcore band Carcass. ... Spiritual Beggars is a stoner rock band from Halmstad, Sweden. ... The band Arch Enemy: Daniel, Michael, Angela, Christopher and Sharlee Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, formed in 1995. ... Carcass were a British death metal/grindcore band formed by Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer together with drummer Ken Owen in 1985. ... Sofia Arvidsson (born 16 February 1984 in Halmstad) is a Swedish tennis player. ... Shining is a Swedish black metal band formed in 1996, that incorporate many doom metal elements in their music. ... Skitliv are a Norwegian band comprised of former Mayhem frontman Maniac, Trish (drums), Ingvar (Guitar) and Peter (bass). ...

Sport

  • Badminton
    • Halmstad Badmintonklubb
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
    • Halmstad Frigymnaster
    • Halmstad Kvinnliga GF
    • Halmstad Rytmiska GF
    • Nissaflickorna
  • Dancing
    • Laxbuggarna
  • Handball
  • Icehockey
    • Halmstad Hammers HC
  • Swimming
    • SK Laxen
  • Table tennis
    • Halmstad BTK
  • Track & Field
    • IFK Halmstad

Halmstads BK is a Swedish football club located in Halmstad. ... IS Halmia is a football club, located in Halmstad, Sweden. ... Halmstad GK (golf course) Claiming a home among the towering pines and seaside lands of Sweden’s golfing playground are the par 72-championship courses, the North Course and the South Course. ... HK Drott is a handball club, based in Halmstad, Sweden. ...

See also

Halmstad is one of 134 towns with the historical City status in Sweden.


Coordinates: 56°40′N, 12°51′E Halmstad Municipality [halmstɑː(d)] is a Municipality in Halland County in southwest Sweden, in which the city Halmstad is the seat of government. ... Krönleins Brewery (Appeltofftska Bryggeri AB) is a Swedish brewery founded in 1836 by Anders Julius Appeltofft in Halmstad, Sweden. ... Image File history File links Murkrona. ... Historically, the city status in Sweden, or stad, was granted through a Royal Charter. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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HALMSTAD, a seaport of Sweden, chief town of the district (lain) of Halland, on the E. shore of the Cattegat, 76 m.
Mention of the church of Halmstad occurs as early as 1462, and the fortifications are mentioned first in 1225.
defeated near Halmstad a Danish army which was attempting to retake the district, and :since that time Halland has formed part of Sweden.
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