YSTAD, a seaport of Sweden on the S. Baltic coast, in the district (Ian) of Malmohus, 39 m. E.S.E. of Malmo by rail. Pop. (1900) 9862. Two of its churches date from the 13th century. Its artificial harbour, which admits vessels drawing 19 ft., is freer from ice in winter than any other Swedish Baltic port. Apart from a growing import trade in coal and machinery, its commerce has declined; but it is among the first twelve manufacturing places in Sweden, having large mechanical workshops.
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