Looking over the rooftops in Helsingborg, Sweden
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Helsingborg is a Swedish city on the eastern side of the Öresund Strait, across from the town of Helsingør in Denmark. The two towns are at the narrowest point of the strait. Helsingborg covers 38.41 sq km (14.8 sq mi) and has a population of about 100,000 (2011 estimate) within the Helsingborg region with 320,000 inhabitants.
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More on HelsingborgHelsingborg is one of the oldest cities in Sweden, with a history going back to the first permanent settlement established there in 1085. As such its medieval quarters is full of historic buildings. They include Kärnan, a 600-year-old medieval tower that is the only remainder of the fortress that has protected the town.
Today many of the alleyways and streets in the center of Helsingborg have been converted into pedestrian malls. Kullagatan in Helsingborg was in fact the first pedestrian shopping street in Sweden.
The population of Helsingborg was less than 4,000 people at the turn of the 19th century. Then as industrialization arrived in the city, its population began to rise, making it one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. The city is world headquarters of furniture giant IKEA. Other brands operating from Helsingborg include Nicorette nicotine chewing gum, Ramlösa mineral water and Spectronic mobile phone.
Jacob Hansen House, Helsingborg
Author: Jsdo1980 (public domain)
Visiting HelsingborgTake the E4, E6 or E20 expressways to reach Helsingborg from other parts of Sweden. The Ängelholm-Helsingborg Airport (AGH), located some 34 km Helsingborg, receives flights from Stockholm. A ferry service connects Helsingborg with Helsingør across the strait.
Helsingborg Rådhuset, the city hall
Author: Jesper Olsson (public domain)
Sights & Attractions in Helsingborg
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