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|• Total||17.69 km2 (6.83 sq mi)|
(31 December 2010)
|• Density||2,019/km2 (5,230/sq mi)|
Kristianstad is a city and the seat of Kristianstad Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 40,145 inhabitants in 2016. During the last 15 years, it has gone from a garrison town to a developed commercial city, today attracting visitors in the summertime mainly from Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands.
The city was founded in 1614 by King Christian IV of Denmark, the city's name literally means 'Town of Christian'.
The city and adjacent municipality, with a population of 80,000, in essence use no oil, natural gas or coal to warm homes and businesses, even throughout the extensive chilly winters. It is an absolute turnaround from 20 years ago, when all of its heating came from fossil fuels.
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