List of star forts

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A 17th-century plan of the fortress town of Coevorden in the Netherlands.

This is a list of star forts.

Canada[edit]

Fort George on Citadel Hill, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Croatia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

There are three or four star forts (depending on your definition) around the harbor area of Havana:

  1. Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta, S corner at the mouth of the harbor: currently houses the Museum of Fortifications and Armaments
  2. Castillo del Morro, N corner at the mouth of the harbor: currently houses a maritime museum
  3. Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, N side of the channel: maybe not as 'starrish' as the others
  4. Castillo de la Real Fuerza, S side of the channel

Cyprus[edit]

Map of Nicosia in Cyprus, created in 1597.







Czech Republic[edit]

Josefov Fortress in Jaroměř



Denmark[edit]

Kronborg Castle, Helsingør





Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

Svartholm from the air.

France[edit]

Aerial photograph of Neuf Brisach.

Germany[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Star (Hungarian: Csillag) fortress







India[edit]

Italy[edit]

Map of Palmanova in 1600.
Palmanova from the air.

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Japan[edit]

The 19th-century Goryokaku.






Lithuania[edit]

Klaipėda Castle from the air.

Malaysia[edit]

Malta[edit]

Fort Saint Elmo in Valletta.

Mexico[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Groningen[edit]

Friesland[edit]

Drenthe[edit]

Overijssel[edit]

Gelderland[edit]

Utrecht[edit]

Noord-Holland[edit]

Model of the fortifications of Naarden.

Zuid-Holland[edit]

Zeeland[edit]

Noord-Brabant[edit]

Willemstad from the air.

Limburg[edit]

Norway[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Portugal[edit]

The Fortress of Almeida

Poland[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

  1. Fort San Cristóbal, San Juan
  2. Fort San Felipe del Morro, San Juan

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Star Fort in Komárno, Slovakia.
  • Nové Zámky - only to be seen as a hexagonally shaped city centre
  • Komárno - mostly preserved city fortification complex contains Komárno fortress(New and Old) and fortifications of the city as Palatine's line and Vah's line and also thre forts in the area of neighbouring city Komárom (Igmand, Csillag (English: Star) and Monostor) (see Hungary)
  • Leopoldov - mostly preserved, serving as state prison built like Fortres Leopoldov
  • Holíč - château of the Habsburgs named Holíč Castle (Slovak: Holíčsky kaštieľ) rebuilt from a 17th-century fortress with the history going to 12th century.

South Africa[edit]

  • Fort de Goede Hoop 1652-1674, demolished after permanent residence was taken up in the Castle of Good Hope.
  • Castle of Good Hope 1666-current, constructed to replace the earthen Fort de Goede Hoop.

Spain[edit]

One of the bastions of the Citadel of Pamplona.

Sri Lanka[edit]

Suriname[edit]

Sweden[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Fort George, Scotland from the air. It is the best preserved fort of its era in the British Isles.

The outlines of some other star forts from the English Civil War exist. These were often built of ditches and earthen ramparts and were redoubts built to defend weak points in older fortifications such as Fort Royal Hill, Worcester, was built to defend a hill within 17th-century artillery range of the city's medieval walls. A typical example is Earith Bulwark

United States[edit]

Fort Stanwix, Rome, New York.


Venezuela[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

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