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Karlskrona
City arms
Image:Karlskrona.png
56° 11´ N 15° 39´ E
Charter City (1680)
Municipality Karlskrona Municipality
County Blekinge County
Province Blekinge
Population 61,140 (2005)
Naval Port of Karlskrona*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
State Party Flag of Sweden Sweden
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Reference 871
Region Europe and North America
Inscription History
Inscription 1998  (22nd Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
Region as classified by UNESCO.

Karlskrona is a city in south-eastern Sweden. It is the seat of Karlskrona Municipality and of Blekinge County. Karlskrona is known as Sweden's only baroque city. Karlskrona is host to Sweden's only Naval base. Download high resolution version (328x714, 25 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 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 First Portuguese governor was appointed to Macau The Swedish city Karlskrona was founded as the Royal Swedish Navy relocated there. ... The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in Sweden. ... Karlskrona Municipality, or Karlskrona kommun, is a Swedish municipality in 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... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... 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. ... Karlskrona Municipality, or Karlskrona kommun, is a Swedish municipality in Blekinge County in southern Sweden. ... Blekinge County, or Blekinge län is a County or län in the south of Sweden. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ...

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Geography

The city centre is located on the islet of Trossö. The islet of Stumholmen was formerly property of the Navy but today it houses a Naval Museum.


History

The city was founded in 1680 when the Royal Swedish Navy was relocated there. Its name is derived from King Charles XI of Sweden and means Charles's Crown. Events First Portuguese governor was appointed to Macau The Swedish city Karlskrona was founded as the Royal Swedish Navy relocated there. ... The Swedish Navy (Swedish Marinen) is the naval branch of the Swedish Armed Forces. ... Charles XI (Karl XI) (November 24, 1655 – April 5, 1697) was King of Sweden from 1660 until his death. ...

Fredrikskyrkan in Karlskrona, at the market square
Fredrikskyrkan in Karlskrona, at the market square
Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan (Holy Trinity Church), or Tyska Kyrkan (The German Church), also at the market square
Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan (Holy Trinity Church), or Tyska Kyrkan (The German Church), also at the market square

The buildings that were built at the foundation of Karlskrona in the 17th and early 18th century are still standing. Fredrikskyrkan was designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, who was influenced by European architecture. The foundation of that church were laid in 1720, and it was inaugurated in 1744. It differs from usual Swedish churches in its yellow color and its adornment. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1632x1232, 788 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1632x1232, 788 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Nicodemus Tessin the Younger (1654-1728), Swedish architect, son of Nicodemus Tessin the Elder. ...


The church Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan, also called The German Church, was built between 1697-1709, following Tessin's drawings. It is likewise located at the market square in the centre core. The dome-shaped roof takes its influence from Italian architecture and is rarely seen on Swedish churches.


The third city church is the Karlskrona Admiralty Church, built in 1685, in red-painted wood. Exterior, main entrance Interior The Admiralty Church, also known as the Ulrica Pia, is a church in Karlskrona (south-east Sweden). ...


The shipyard in Karlskrona was established almost at the same time as the city. It was a necessity because of the heavy losses the Swedish Navy had suffered in 1689. In 1711, the shipyard was Sweden's largest industrial employer with 1,100 workers. In 1750, Karlskrona had about 10,000 inhabitants, a high number for a Swedish city at that time.


The city has also kept is street structure since its foundation.


The naval installations there has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


In 1981 the Cold War-incident with the Soviet submarine U 137 occurred in the archipelago just outside Karlskrona. This triggered a serious situation between Sweden and the Soviet Union at the time. U 137 was a Soviet Whiskey class submarine that ran aground only 10 km from Karlskrona, which holds one of the larger naval bases of the Swedish fleet, on the East coast of Sweden on October 27, 1981. ...


Today

Most of the nightlife in Karlskrona is located around the street Ronnebygatan. As a result, Ronnebygatan has been reported as being one of the most dangerous streets in Sweden.[citation needed] All together though, the city Karlskrona is not a dangerous city to visit.


The most important day in Karlskrona is the day before midsummers eve. On that day a big fair takes place and attracts tens of thousands to visit Karlskrona. The fair is called Lövmarknaden - the Leaf fair - and is very popular among the locals.


Karlskrona's market place is the biggest in Scandinavia, and actually the second biggest in Europe, after the Red Square of Moscow. For other uses, see Red Square (disambiguation). ... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ...


Every year in late July/early August a popular festival called The Sail takes place in the harbor of Karlskrona. Usually it is a place where families go to have something to eat and drink, and perhaps watch the sailing boats lined up at the pier.


During the sail, the seascouts of Karlskrona will row a boat carrying torches along the docks while playing the national anthems for the visiting ships.


Parishes

  • Karlskrona City Parish (from 10 August 1680)
  • Karlskrona German Parish (from 10 August 1680 to 1 November 1846)
  • Karlskrona Prisoner's Parish (from 1808 to 4 July 1866)
  • Karlskrona Mosaic Parish (around 1855 to 1910)
  • Royal Karlskrona Admiralty Parish (from 1681, a non-territorial parish)

Bold textThe Royal Admirality Parish, Karlskrona. ...

Education

The Blekinge Institute of Technology or Blekinge tekniska högskola is a university college located in Karlskrona, Ronneby, and Karlshamn, Sweden. ... Hyper Island seen from the back side (facing the sea) Hyper Island is an educational company established in Karlskrona, Sweden, in April 1996 by Jonathan Briggs, David Erixon and Lars Lundh. ...

See also

U 137 was a Soviet Whiskey class submarine that ran aground only 10 km from Karlskrona, which holds one of the larger naval bases of the Swedish fleet, on the East coast of Sweden on October 27, 1981. ... Headquarters of the Swedish Coast Guard in Karlskrona. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
  • Karlskrona Municipality - Official site
  • Mitt Karlskrona Local news, weather forecast, events and TV-guide.
  • The Naval City of Karlskrona
  • The Naval Port of Karlskrona
  • (Swedish) article Karlskrona (from online version of Nordisk familjebok)
Karlskrona is one of 134 towns with the historical City status in Sweden.

Coordinates: 56°11′N, 15°39′E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... The Owl Edition Nordisk familjebok (en. ... 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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Karlskrona: Information from Answers.com (652 words)
It is the seat of Karlskrona Municipality and the residence city of Blekinge County.
Karlskrona's market place is the biggest of all of Scandinavia, and actually the second biggest in Europe, after the Red Square of Moscow.
Karlskrona is one of 134 towns with the historical City status in Sweden.
Karlskrona, Sweden (269 words)
Blekinge was the seafaring province of Sweden, with the ports of Karlskrona and Karlshamn.
Karlskrona was a Swedish naval base and later had large shipyards, while Karlshamn was the port from which many farming people from the district of Småland to the north emigrated to America in the 19th century.
Karlskrona is built on some 30 islands linked with one another by bridges.
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