Karlstad is a city, the seat of Karlstad Municipality, the capital of Värmland County, and the largest city in the province Värmland in Sweden. The city had 61,685 inhabitants in 2010 with 89,245 inhabitants in the wider municipality in http://karlstad.se/kommun-och-politik/kommunfakta/ 2015, and is the 21st biggest municipality in Sweden. Karlstad has a university and a cathedral.
Karlstad is built on the river delta where Swedens longest river, Klarälven, runs into Swedens largest lake, Vänern. It has the second largest lake port in the country after Västerås.
Karlstad is often associated with sunshine and the symbol for Karlstad is a smiling sun. Karlstad is reputed to be one of the sunniest towns in Sweden and a local waitress, known as "Sola i Karlstad" for her sunny disposition, is also commemorated with a statue.
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