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Vaxholm is a town in the Stockholm archipelago in central Sweden. It has 4,887 inhabitants and is the seat of Vaxholm Municipality. The Stockholm Archipelago (Swedish: Stockholms Skärgård) is the biggest archipelago of Sweden, and one of the biggest archipelagos of the baltic sea. ... Scenery from Vaxholm Vaxholm is a municipality of the Stockholm archipelago in central Sweden. ...

The name Vaxholm comes from Vaxholm Castle, which was constructed in 1549 on an islet with this name on the inlet to Stockholm, for defense purposes, by King Gustav Vasa. Vaxholm Castle as seen from Vaxholm Vaxholm Castle sits on an island just east of the Swedish village of Vaxholm. ... Events July - Ketts Rebellion Francis Xavier arrives in Japan. ... Gustav Vasa, originally Gustav Eriksson Vasa (May 12, 1496–September 29, 1560) was King of Sweden from 1523 until his death. ...

The town Vaxholm was established in 1558, when King Gustav Vasa bought some farms from Count Per Brahe (the elder). It later received rights as a merchant town (köping) and in 1652 was granted the Royal Charter. The designated coat of arms reminds of the fortifications as well as shipping industry. Gustav Vasa, originally Gustav Eriksson Vasa (May 12, 1496–September 29, 1560) was King of Sweden from 1523 until his death. ... Per Brahe the elder (1520-1590) was a Swedish statesman. ... Köping, cognate to the Saxon word chipping, is a Swedish term similar to market town. In medieval times it was the designation of an official for town or market place. ... // Events April 6 - Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp for the Dutch East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope, and founded Cape Town. ... A Royal Charter is a charter given by a monarch to legitimize an incorporated body, such as a city, company, university or such. ...

During the 19th century, it hardly expanded. In the 1880s, it became a popular spa town, and many wooded summer houses were built by people from Stockholm. For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ...

Not until 1912 was it allowed to build houses from materials other than wood, giving the town a distinctive character.


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Population figures

  • 1762: circa 600
  • 1810: 987
  • 1815: 1,077
  • 1840: 921
  • 1917: 3,322
  • 2006: 4,887 [1][2]

External links

  • Vaxholm - Official site
  • Vaxholm official tourism In Swedish, English and German
  • Photo gallery - Recent pictures of Vaxholm's surroundings
  • (Swedish) article Vaxholm from Nordisk Familjebok
Vaxholm is one of 134 towns with the historical City status in Sweden.

Coordinates: 59°25′N, 18°19′E 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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Vaxholm - The Capital of the archipelago (910 words)
The town and municipality of Vaxholm cover 112 square kilometres of land and water, spreading across 64 islands.
For a number of years the municipality of Vaxholm has shown the fastest growth in population among all Swedish municipalities and the town keeps growing.
The excellent Vaxholm herring was rowed into Vaxholm by boat and from Vaxholm into Stockholm.
The Manila Times Internet Edition | LIFE & TIMES > Vaxholm: A summer paradise (296 words)
To visit Vaxholm is an experience; it is part of a wonderful living archipelago community, with approximately 60 islands and just over 10,000 inhabitants.
The first writings about the history of Vaxholm dates back to the 16th century when King Gustav Vasa ordered the isle of Vaxholm to be fortified in order to lock the approach to Stockholm.
Vaxholm is the gateway to the northern Baltic.
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