October 7, 2017

3160 SWEDEN (Skåne) - Kristianstad

Located in Scania, the southernmost province of Sweden, on the river Helgeå (lit. "The Holy river"), Kristianstad has gone during the last 15 years from a garrison town to a developed commercial city, which today attract visitors in the summertime. Sweden's lowest point, at 2.41m below sea level, is located in Kristianstad. Because of this, parts of the city have to be protected from flooding by a system of levees and water pumps, but on other hand, the wetlands around the city are starting to be regarded as an asset, not least thanks to the creation of Kristianstads Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve, a Unesco biosphere reserve.

About the stamp
The stamp is part of a series of definitive stamps depicting King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia, designed by Daniel Bjugård.
• King Carl XVI - reddish purple (BREV) 
• Queen Silvia - bluish violet (14 SEK)
• King Carl XVI - green (BREV)
• Queen Silvia - brown (13 SEK)

• Queen Silvia - blue (21 SEK) - It's on the postcard 3160

Kristianstad - Wikipedia

Sender: Dragan Buškulić (direct swap)
Sent from Kristianstad (Skåne / Sweden), on 09.2017
Photo: Margareta Krantz

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