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Kristianstad is a municipality and city in Scania in southernmost Sweden. The town is the seat of the Skåne Regional Council and the regional parliament of this evolved County Council. The municipality has a population of 75,241 and some 150,000 live in the surrounding area. The town is the fourth largest city of the province, Scania. The city was founded in 1604 and is named after its founder, the Danish king Christian IV. Helgeå runs through the city.

Absolut Vodka, owned by V&S Group, is produced by the town of Åhus, which is located in the municipality.

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External links

  • Kristianstad (http://www.kristianstad.se) - Official site

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Kristianstad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (402 words)
Kristianstad IPA: [kri'ɧansta] is a city in southernmost Sweden and the seat of Kristianstad municipality.
Kristianstad was the main military seat in Scania for a long time, boosting military camps and trainings.
Kristianstad is one of the 134 towns with a historical City status in Sweden.
Kristianstad University (452 words)
Kristianstad University was established July 1, 1977 and is one of the new Universities.
Kristianstad is situated in the region of Skane in the very south of Sweden.
Kristianstad, a popular shopping centre, has the advantage of having a town centre concentrated within a small area, with shops, banks, services, a theatre, museums, restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance.
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