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Kristianstad (ˈkrɪstʃənˌstɑːd, Swedish kriˈʃanstɑːd)
a town in S Sweden: founded in 1614 as a Danish fortress, it was finally acquired by Sweden in 1678. Pop: 75 590 (2004 est)

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former lan (county) of southern Sweden, extending between Skalder Bay on the Kattegat (strait) and Hano Bay on the Baltic Sea. Founded as a county in 1719, it was merged with the county of Malmohus in 1997 to form the county of Skane.

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