Karlstad

/kahrl"stahd, -stah/, n.
a city in S Sweden. 74,068.

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Sweden
      city and capital of Värmland län (county), southwest-central Sweden, on the island of Tingvalla and on the northern shore of Lake Vänern, at the mouth of the Klar River. Originally called Tingvalla after the ting, or meetings of the legislature, that were held there, it was renamed in honour of Charles IX, who chartered it in 1584. It was made a cathedral city in 1645 and the seat of the county government in 1779. In 1905 it was the site of negotiations ending the union of Sweden and Norway.

      After being almost completely destroyed by fire in 1865, Karlstad was rebuilt along modern lines, with broad avenues and large parks. Only a few buildings antedate that period. The East Bridge (1761–70) across the Klar is impressive with its 13 arches. The museum contains collections of art and cultural objects from Värmland. Karlstad University was founded in 1967 as an affiliate of the University of Göteborg; in 1999 it became accredited as an independent university.

      Karlstad's industry is based largely on forest products and heavy machinery. Connected with the ocean via Göteborg and the North Sea, it has a large export-import trade. Pop. (2005 est.) mun., 82,096.

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