Borgholm Municipality

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This page covers both the town and municipality of Borgholm
Borgholm Municipality (Kommun)

Borgholm in eastern Kalmar County
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See also:Municipalities of Sweden
Coat of arms
Coat of Arms
Seat Borgholm
County Kalmar County
Province Oelandia
Area
     Rank
680 km²
142nd of 290
Population
     Rank
11,133 (2005)
x of 290
Density 16.37/km²


Borgholm Municipality is a Municipality in Kalmar County, in south-eastern Sweden, located on the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea. Its seat is located in the town of Borgholm (pop. 3,500).

The town is situated some 20 kilometres north of the Öland bridge which connects the island with the city of Kalmar.

History

The city of Borgholm is the main city and seat of Oelandia, but has always been one of the smallest cities of Sweden. The city received its charter in 1816 and emerged as a spa-town in the shadow of the ruins of the ones so mighty Borgholm Castle, which burned down in 1806. The city has served as centre of northern Oelandia, and remains one of the most popular summer cities in Sweden. Despite its small size the city centre is quite urban, with a grid-net of streets and many shops, restaurants and hotels.

Borgholms Castle has its modern counterpart outside Borgholm, since the Swedish Royal Family has its official summer residence at Solliden Palace a couple of kilometres outside the city. The Crown Princess Victoria's birthday is annually celebrated on July 14th at the Borgholm Sports Field.

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Borgholm Castle in an image published in Svenska Familj-Journalen 1866, attempting to represent the castle as it looked before its destruction in 1806.
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The ruins of the castle today

See also

External links

no:Borgholm pl:Borgholm sv:Borgholm

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