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Halmstad

(hälm`städ'), city (1990 est. pop. 48,880), capital of Halland co., SW Sweden, a seaport on the Kattegat at the mouth of the Nissan River. It is an industrial center and summer resort. Manufactures include textiles, engineering, brewing, and paper, and shipbuilding is carried on. Chartered in 1307, Halmstad was an important fortified city of Denmark before being conquered by Sweden in 1645. Of note are a Gothic church (14th cent.) and a 17th-century castle.
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Halmstad

 

a city and port in southwestern Sweden, in the Iän (county) of Halland, on the Kattegat at the mouth of the Nissan River. Population, 73,600 (1975). Halmstad is linked with Denmark by ferryboat. The city manufactures machine tools, steel, textiles, paper, food products, gloves, and bicycles.

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Halmstad

a port in SW Sweden, on the Kattegat. Pop.: 88 032 (2004 est.)
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