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Halmstad is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of Nissan in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. Halmstad is the seat of Halmstad Municipality and the capital of Halland County. The city had a population of 92,797 in 2012, out of a municipal total of over 90,000 . Halmstad is Sweden's 20th-largest city by population and located about midway between Gothenburg and Malmö . It is Europe's northernmost city with a lot of timber framing architecture.HistoryHalmstad, at the time part of the Kingdom of Denmark, received its first city charter in 1307, and the city celebrated its 700th anniversary in 2007. The oldest remains of that first town are to be found at "Övraby" upstream on Nissan, just south of and quite close to the present day regiment buildings. The remains of the church can still be seen today between a defunct brick industry and a former landfill.In the 1320s the town moved to the present day town centre. At this time there were two monasteries in the town and during the 15th century the St. Nikolai church was built. Halland was the object of numerous battles, sieges and occupations by Swedish troops.During the Kalmar Union - a Nordic Union between Sweden, Norway and Denmark which lasted between 1400 and 1520 - it was in Halmstad that the Union King was to be finally selected.Plan your tour of Halmstad and Sweden travel itinerary using our Sweden day trip planning app.
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