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Encyclopedia > Marstrand
Arms; incorporated with Kungälv Municipality in 1971

Marstrand is a seaside town in Kungälv Municipality in western Sweden. It has held city privileges since 1200. The most striking feature about Marstrand is the 17th century fortress Carlsten, named after King Carl X Gustav of Sweden. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This page deals with both Kungälv Municipality and the urban area (tätort) Kungälv Kungälv Municipality is a Municipality in Bohuslän in western Sweden; administrative it belongs to Västra Götaland County. ... 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 University of Paris receives charter from Philip II of France The Kanem-Bornu Empire was established in northern Africa around the year 1200 Mongol victory over Northern China — 30,000,000 killed Births Al-Abhari, Persian philosopher and mathematician (died 1265) Ulrich von Liechtenstein, German nobleman and poet (died... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Carlsten is a stone fortress located at Sweden. ... 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. ...


During the last quarter of the 17th century Marstrand had the free port status, granted by the King Gustav III. Marstrand is a popular sailing resort in summer time. It is also the venue of the annual Swedish Match Cup, a match race sailing competition. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... A free port (porto franco) or free zone (US: Foreign-Trade Zone) is a port or area with relaxed jurisdiction with respect to the country of location. ... Gustav III (13 January 1746 (O.S.) (24 January 1746 (N.S.))–March 29, 1792) was the King of Sweden from February 12, 1771 until his death. ... For either of the songs named Sailing, see Sailing (song). ...


Administratively Marstrand and its immediatly surrounding islands constituted a city municipality of its own up until the local government reform in 1971, when it was merged into Kungälv Municipality. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in Sweden. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... This page deals with both Kungälv Municipality and the urban area (tätort) Kungälv Kungälv Municipality is a Municipality in Bohuslän in western Sweden; administrative it belongs to Västra Götaland County. ...


External links

  • Marstrand - From Kungälv Municipality official page
  • Marstrand.nu
  • (Swedish) article Marstrand from Nordisk Familjebok (1912)

Coordinates: 57°53′N, 11°35′E The Owl Edition Nordisk familjebok (en. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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

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Marstrand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (108 words)
Marstrand is a seaside town in Kungälv Municipality in western Sweden.
During the last quarter of the 17th century Marstrand had the free port status, granted by the King Gustav III.
Marstrand is a popular sailing resort in summer time.
Caves of Sweden: Marstrand Caves (387 words)
The village Marstrand is a nice Swedish village with the typical colourful wooden houses.
Marstrand is formed of metamorphic rocks, like gneiss, which is not soluble.
The shallow gorge on Marstrand, like the cave, was formed by the destruction of the rock through the glacier and the erosive melting waters of the glacier.
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