landskrona

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landskrona

town and port, Skane lan (county), southern Sweden, on The Sound (Oresund), north-northwest of the city of Malmo. It has the only natural harbour on The Sound. The town was founded by Erik of Pomerania, king of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, and chartered in 1413. Although it was fortified after being burned in 1428 by the Hanseatic League, it was again sacked during wars of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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