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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea.
Kristinehamn is one of the exclusive tourist destinations located in Europe. It is a Swedish municipality in the Varmland County, in west central Sweden. The seat of the municipality is located in the town of Kristinehamn. Other smaller towns include Bjorneborg, Backhammar, Nybble and Olme.
Geographically, Kristinehamn is positioned by the shores of Lake Vanern. To be more precise, it is here that the small rivers, Varnan and Lot drain into the lake. Kristinehamn has a harbor and is a railroad and road transportation center. The adjacent towns include Karlskoga and Karlstad, located exactly in the middle of Oslo, Stockholm and Goteborg.
The earliest received documentary of Kristinehamn reveals that the settlement in the city began long back during the Stone Age. The town was then built alongside the bridge over river Varnan. Initially, its name was Broo until 1642, which literally means bridge in Swedish. Later, Kristinehamn got a royal charter for the first time in 1582 but lost it in 1584, and regained it in 1642.  
Owing to its prosperous past, Kristinehamn qualifies as one of Sweden's historical cities. Its city arms were designated with a bojort, which is a Dutch ship in use in the 17th century. The sites of interest in and around the city include 15 meter high Pablo Picasso statue built in 1965, oldest rune stone in the county of Varmland, with origin back to 500 BC, a pearl from the same period of time and the medieval island of Saxholmen, situated out in the beautiful archipelago of Kristinehamn.

Recent investments attracted by the climate, soil, and altitude combination have transformed the Kristinehamn area, making it one of Argolis most important regions. Even though Kristinehamn meant the partial loss of its tourist profile due to urbanization, some features of its past times of splendor still remain, with hotels and hostelries that are swarmed by thousands of visitors each year.

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