For the locality in Kalix Municipality, see Karlsborg, Kalix Municipality.

The garrison church in Karlsborg (9 June 2006)
Coordinates: 58°32′N 14°31′E / 58.533°N 14.517°E / 58.533; 14.517Coordinates: 58°32′N 14°31′E / 58.533°N 14.517°E / 58.533; 14.517
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Karlsborg Municipality
  Total 5.40 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
  Total 3,551
  Density 657/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Karlsborg is a locality and the seat of Karlsborg Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 3,551 inhabitants in 2010.[1] This garrison town lies at the shore of lake Vättern in Västergötland.


The town of Karlsborg was established and grew due to the construction of Karlsborg Fortress, during the 19th century. According to the principles of a central defense, the fortress was designated as the reserve capital of Sweden in the event of war.


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  1. 1 2 3 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.

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