Karlskrona (kärlskro͞oˈnä), city (1990 pop. 31,100), capital of Blekinge co., SE Sweden, on the Baltic Sea. It is a seaport and fishing center with a large modern port. The city has been the headquarters of the Swedish navy since 1679 and has many service-connected industries. Manufactures include ships, plastics, atomic reactors, telephones, canned goods, porcelain, and electrical bulbs. A naval museum is in the city. A variant spelling is Carlscrona.
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a city and port in southern Sweden, on thecoast of the Baltic Sea, mainly on the islands in the mouth of theLyckeby River. Administrative center of the county of Blekinge.Population, 37, 000 (1970). Karlskrona is a center of shipbuildingand electrical engineering (telephones and telephone equip-ment). Porcelain and glazed tile are produced in the city, and itis a base for the fishing industry fleet.
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a port in S Sweden: Sweden's main naval base since 1680. Pop.: 61 097 (2004 est.)
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