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Facts About Halmstad
Halmstad is a town in the county of Halland in Sweden. It is the seat of Halmstad Municipality.
Halmstad, at the time part of the Kingdom of Denmark, received its first city charter in 1307, and the city celebrated its 700th anniversary in 2007.
Sweden defeated Denmark in the Battle of Fyllebro which took place in 1676 just outside Halmstad.
The first May Day demonstration in Sweden was held in Halmstad in 1897.
In September 2007 the city hosted the Solheim Cup, which was played at the Halmstad Golfklubb.
In 2011 Halmstad was the final port of the Tall Ships’ Races.
Halland became part of Sweden for a period of thirty years when peace was declared at the Treaty of Brömsebro in 1645 and Danish rule ended.
Halmstad is Sweden’s 20th-largest city by population and located about midway between Gothenburg and Malmö.
The Population of Halmstad is 90,241, as of 2019.
Swedish pop and Gyllene Tider also comes from Halmstad.