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Mariestad (märēˌəstädˈ) [key], town (1990 pop. 16,020), capital of Skaraborg co., S Sweden, on Lake Vänern. It is a commercial and industrial center. Manufactures include paper, textiles, and furniture. Chartered in 1583, Mariestad was rebuilt (1895) after a destructive fire.

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