Karlskrona is a port city in Blekinge County, Sweden. The city covers a total area of approx 22 km2 (8 ml2) and has population around 35,000.
- Karlskrona is also the capital city of Blekinge County. It is popular as the only baroque city in Sweden and is host to country's only remaining naval base and headquarters of Swedish Coast Guard.
- The city of Karlskrona spreads over 30 islands situated in the eastern part of Blekinge archipelago, with Trosso being the major one. Formerly, the islet of Stumholmen was property of the Navy and now it houses the Marinmuseum (National Naval Museum). Outside the city is Karlskrona archipelago, the most southern of Swedish archipelagos. A number of islands are linked to the city via ferries.
- Karlskrona was established in 1680 when Royal Swedish Navy was moved from the area of Stockholm to Trosso island which had been used mainly for grazing and farming. At the time Sweden was the prime military power in the Baltic region, but needed a better location against Denmark.
- Karlskrona's shipyard was established about at the same time as the city. The shipyard was a necessity due to the heavy losses the navy had suffered in 1659. It was Sweden's largest industrial employer in 1711 with 1,100 workers. The oldest dock, Polhem, is cut in the cliff and is still in use.
- Since its foundation, Karlskrona has kept its street structure. All of the streets follow a grid pattern and the winds blow freely from the sea into the heart of the city. A number of parts of the city (mainly its Naval Port) have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main Karlskrona's square is the largest in Scandinavia.
- Karlskrona is positioned at the south-eastern corner of Sweden with good connections to the other side of Baltic Sea. A ferry line is available to Gdynia, Poland transporting both passengers and goods. It is provided by Stena Line.
- Most of the Karlskrona's islands are linked by roads. One of the larger populated Islands Aspo is connected with a road ferry. Boats travel between the various islands of the archipelago during the summer months.
- In October 1981 Whiskey-class Soviet submarine S-363 (in Sweden "U137") ran aground in the archipelago close to Sturko just outside Karlskrona. Media characterized it as "Whiskey on the Rocks" affair. The accident caused a rise in tensions between the Soviet Union and Sweden.
Highlights: Old Quarter
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