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Kristinehamn (krĭˌstĭnəhäˈmən) [key], city (1990 pop. 19,340), Värmland co., S central Sweden, a port on Lake Vänern. The city was first chartered in 1582 as Bro. It was rechartered in 1642 by Queen Christina and renamed Kristinehamn. Its main products are iron and wood.

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