Haga, Gothenburg

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Haga is a city district in Gothenburg, Sweden, renowned for its picturesque wooden houses, 19th century-atmosphere and cafés. Originally a working class suburb of the city with a rather bad reputation, it was gradually transformed into a popular visiting place for tourists and Gothenburgers. A major renovation of the area was made in the 1980s, houses were either renovated or torn down and replaced by post-modernistic replicas.

Today, Haga has a population of about 4,000 people (4,093 at 2006), thats a small population,

Haga is also a parish with the same borders as the city district. It is, areawise, the smallest parish in Sweden.

History

The district was first established in the mid-17th century by Queen Kristina, making it Göteborg's first suburb. Originally, it was decreed that, since the district was outside the city walls, the area could be demolished in the event that the land was needed by the crown or in case of a threatening siege. In the 1690s, this rule was applied and 34 houses of the district were demolished in order to build a covered causeway, caponier, from the city walls to the fortress of Skansen Crown.

It was not until...
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