Båstad enjoys a mild climate with short, warm summers and mild winters.
It was given city-status for the first time in the fifteenth century and then later in 1513, when it was still a part of Denmark. In 1658, it came under the control of Sweden. It became a centre of commerce, handicraft and hostelry. In 1858, it got official rights as a Swedish ... More merchant town, or köping.
With a population of about 4,800 inhabitants, the major income is derived from the herring fishery. Båstad is one of Sweden’s most modern and most fashionable seaside resorts.
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