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  1. a seaport in SE Sweden, on Kalmar Sound.
Related formsKal·mar·i·an [kal-mair-ee-en] /kælˈmɛər i ɛn/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • This the monarch sent to Kalmar, April 8, along with a letter of his own.

    The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa

    Paul Barron Watson

  • The town of Kalmar was taken on May 27th, and the castle on July 7th.

  • At a meeting in Kalmar (in 1332) both provinces were united to Sweden.


    Victor Nilsson

  • The castle of Kalmar was defended by another heroic woman, Anna Bielke.


    Victor Nilsson

  • He attacked the town of Kalmar, from which incident the war has been called the Kalmar War.

    The Story of Norway

    Hjalmar H. Boyesen

British Dictionary definitions for kalmar


  1. a port in SE Sweden, partly on the mainland and partly on a small island in the Sound of Kalmar opposite Öland: scene of the signing of the Union of Kalmar, which united Sweden, Denmark, and Norway into a single monarchy (1397–1523). Pop: 60 734 (2004 est)
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