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Kristinehamn Municipality

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Kristinehamn Municipality (Kristinehamns kommun) is a municipality in Värmland County in west central Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Kristinehamn. The present municipality was created in 1971 when the former City of Kristinehamn was merged with parts of the two dissolved rural municipalities Visnum and Väse. Localities *Kristinehamn (seat) *Björneborg *Bäckhammar *Ölme Sites of interest *The medieval island of Saxholmen, situated in the beautiful archipelago of Kristinehamn. There have been several archaeological excavations on the island during the past few years. There is a myth that once the cruel and hateful Saxe av Sachsen lived on the island with his wife and servants. His wife took off with her lover. *Östervik chapel is a unique small church which has a fascinating history and architecture. *Folk museum, the red-painted houses made of wood, the rushing of the water, and the bleating of the sheep make altogether a wonderful atmosphere and give yo
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