Karlstad is a ceety, the seat o Karlstad Municipality, the caipital o Värmland Coonty, an the lairgest ceety in the province Värmland in Swaden. The ceety haed 58,544 inhabitants in 2005[1] oot o a municipal total that durin the first quarter 2010 wis 84,885 inhabitants[2]. Karlstad haes a University an a Cathedral.

Karlstad Town Square
Karlstad Town Square
Coat of airms o Karlstad
Coat airms
Karlstad is locatit in Sweden
Coordinates: 59°23′N 13°32′E / 59.383°N 13.533°E / 59.383; 13.533
CoontyVärmland Coonty
MunicipalityKarlstad Municipality
 • Total30.31 km2 (11.70 sq mi)
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total61,685
 • Density2035/km2 (5,270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Karlstad is biggit on the river delta whaur Swaden's langest river, Klarälven, runs intae Swaden's lairgest lake, Vänern. It haes the seicont lairgest lake port in the kintra efter Västerås.

Karlstad is aften associatit wi sunshine an the seembol for Karlstad is a happy sun. Karlstad is reputit tae be ane o the sunniest ceeties in Swaden an a local waitress, kent as "Sola i Karlstad" (the Sun in Karlstad) for her sunny disposition, is an aa commemoratit wi a statue.


  1. a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swadish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived frae the original on 10 Januar 2012. Retrieved 10 Januar 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 19 Julie 2011. Retrieved 20 Mairch 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

  Karlstad is ane o 133 places wi the historical ceety status in Swaden.