Karlsborg

Karlsborg (Swedish: [kaɭsˈbɔrj], outdatedly [ˇkɑːɭsbɔrj])[2] is a locality and the seat of Karlsborg Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 3,551 inhabitants in 2010.[1] This garrison town lies at the shore of lake Vättern in Västergötland.

Karlsborg
The garrison church in Karlsborg (9 June 2006)
Karlsborg
Karlsborg
Coordinates: 58°32′N 14°31′E
CountrySweden
ProvinceVästergötland
CountyVästra Götaland County
MunicipalityKarlsborg Municipality
Area
  Total5.40 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
  Total3,551
  Density657/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

History

The town of Karlsborg was established and grew due to the construction of Karlsborg Fortress, during the 19th century. According to the principles of a central defense, the fortress was designated as the reserve capital of Sweden in the event of war.

References

  1. "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 13.


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