Halmstad ˈhamsta is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of Nissan in the province
Provinces of Sweden
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 of Halland
' is one of the traditional provinces of Sweden , on the western coast of Sweden. It borders Västergötland, Småland, Scania and the sea of Kattegat.-Administration:...

 on the Swedish
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 west coast. Halmstad is the seat of Halmstad Municipality
Halmstad Municipality
Halmstad Municipality is a municipality in Halland County on the Swedish west coast, in which the city Halmstad is the seat....

 and the capital of Halland County
Halland County
Halland County is a county on the western coast of Sweden. It corresponds roughly to the cultural and historical province of Halland. The capital is Halmstad....

. The city has a population of about 58,577, out of a municipal total of nearly 90,000.
Halmstad, at the time part of the Kingdom of Denmark
Kingdom of Denmark
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, received its first city charter in 1307, and the city celebrated its 700th anniversary in 2007.