KARLSTAD [CARLSTAD], a town of Sweden, the capital of the district (/an) of Vermland, on the island of Tingvalla under the northern shore of Lake Vener, 205 m.
Karlstad was founded in 1584.
Under the constitution of united Sweden and Norway, in the event of the necessity of electing a Regent and the disagreement of the parliaments of the two countries, Karlstad was indicated as the meeting-place of a delegacy for the purpose.
A number of criticisms on Strindberg from eminent hands are collected in En bok om Strindberg (Karlstad, 1894).
The great mechanical works are found at or near Malmo, Stockholm, JOnkoping, Trollhattan, Motala on Lake Vetter, Lund, Gothenburg, Karlstad, Falun and Eskilstuna, which is especially noted for its cutlery.