Karlsborg

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Karlsborg
Karlsborg
Karlsborg
Karlsborg is located in Sweden
Karlsborg
Karlsborg
Coordinates: 58°32′N 14°31′E / 58.533°N 14.517°E / 58.533; 14.517Coordinates: 58°32′N 14°31′E / 58.533°N 14.517°E / 58.533; 14.517
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Karlsborg Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 5.40 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,551
 • Density 657/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Karlsborg 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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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.