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Karlshamn

Bleking in Sweden; Karlshamn in
City arms
Coat of Arms
56° 10´ N 14° 51´ E
Charter City (1664)
Municipality Karlshamn Municipality
County Blekinge County
Province Blekinge
Population 18,392 (2000)

Karlshamn is a Swedish city in Blekinge in southern Sweden. It has 19,000 inhabitants, and 31,000 in the municipal area. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Coat of arms This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... This is a list of cities, towns, and market towns (köpings) in Sweden, that held their town privileges (Stadsprivilegium) by Royal Charter or by being established since ancient times. ... Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in Sweden. ... Karlshamn Municipality, or Karlshamns kommun, is a municipality of Blekinge County in southern Sweden. ... A county, or län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden. ... Blekinge County, or Blekinge län is a County or län in the south of Sweden. ... The provinces or landskap were the subdivisions of Sweden until 1634, when they were replaced by the counties of Sweden (län). ... Blekinge is the name of a geographical region in Sweden which can refer to: Blechingia, or Blekinge - a historical Province of Sweden Blekinge County, or Blekinge län - a current County of Sweden This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... This is a list of cities, towns, and market towns (köpings) in Sweden, that held their town privileges (Stadsprivilegium) by Royal Charter or by being established since ancient times. ... Blekinge is the name of a geographical region in Sweden which can refer to: Blechingia, or Blekinge - a historical Province of Sweden Blekinge County, or Blekinge län - a current County of Sweden This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Karlshamn Municipality, or Karlshamns kommun, is a municipality of Blekinge County in southern Sweden. ...


History

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 troups there. In 1666 the town changed its name from Bodekull to Karlshamn, literally Karl's Port. A Royal Charter is a charter given by a monarch to legitimize an incorporated body, such as a city, company, university or such. ... Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... Charles X or Karl X Gustav (1622 – 1660), king of Sweden, son of John Casimir, Margrave of Pfalz-Zweibrücken, and Catherine, sister of Gustavus Adolphus, was born at the Castle of Nyköping on November 8, 1622. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53 deg. ...


On the small island in the harbour inlet, the King had constructed a citadel to defend the city.
This article is about a type of fortification. ...

Karlshamn harbour
Karlshamn harbour

Good transportations are provided by the European route E22. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 476 KB) the harbour of Karlshamn in Blekinge/Sweden Source: taken by user File links The following pages link to this file: Karlshamn ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 476 KB) the harbour of Karlshamn in Blekinge/Sweden Source: taken by user File links The following pages link to this file: Karlshamn ... jkhjk ...


External links

  • Karlshamn Municipality
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Karlshamn is one of 134 towns with the historical City status in Sweden.


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Karlshamn in Sweden (943 words)
One hundred years ago Karlshamn must have been considered to be the devil’s workshop, the town was responsible for the manufacturing of alcoholic drinks, punsch, tobacco and snuff.
The wooden houses in Karlshamn are different to those in other towns, the front door is positioned in the middle and is framed by two large wooden pillars which are painted in contrasting colours.
Karlshamn’s old harbour is situated at the mouth of the river Mieån and this explains why the street is called Ågatan (River street).
Karlshamn - kommunens officiella hemsida (793 words)
Den politiska koalitionen i Karlshamns kommun bestående av socialdemokraterna, folkpartiet och kristdemokraterna, presenterar ett budgetförslag för 2008 som uppfyller målet med ekonomisk balans och som samtidigt rymmer satsningar på cirka 25 miljoner kronor.
En förutsättning är dock att arrangemanget äger rum i Karlshamns kommun och att det riktar sig till allmänheten.
När Försäkringskassan nu tillsätter 60 nya tjänster visar det sig att 30 av dessa tjänster kommer att hamna i Karlshamn.
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