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facts in brief

Part of J.B.Homann map of 1720
Part of J.B.Homann map of 1720

Facts in brief:

Built upon numerous islands as well as on the mainland, primarily by the Swedish ruler Birger Jarl in 13th cen.; rapidly developed as member of Hanseatic League; extensively rebuilt in 1634; destroyed by fires & rebuilt in 18th cen., expanded in 19th cen.

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