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Carlscrona, or Karlskrona, a Swedish seaport and the chief naval station of the country, situated about 258 miles S.W. of Stockholm, in lat. 56° 10' N, and long. 15° 36' E. The town is built upon an isle and several islets, which are united to the mainland and to each other by dykes and bridges. There is little trade, and no special industries beyond those naturally appertaining to a naval station. Two forts defend the entrance to the harbour, which is deep enough to float the largest ships, and is provided with good dry docks.