south of Sweden, in the western part of the region of lakes district, in a forested area. The city port is Sweden's second largest lake port after Vasteras. The population of the city, the symbol of which is the sun, is around 100,000.

The city, which dates back to ancient times, is one of Sweden's few Viking medieval cities. The 'Tingvalla' region located on Lake Vanern, which is off the coast of the city, has a very important touristic value.

The city's first cathedral was built on the site of Kungsgarden in 1725 by Architect Christian Haller, and today it is known as one of Sweden's largest contemporary cities.

Having the most important teams and athletes of Europe in almost all kinds of sports branches, Karlstad is a very important sports city in this context. In addition, Karlstad is the second largest city in Sweden and the fourth largest city in Scandinavia.

Gaziantep and Karlstad municipalities have realized successful cooperation in many fields up today.

The Sister City Protocol between the two cities was signed in Gaziantep on 7 October 2008.


Union of Municipalities of Turkey and Swedish Union of Regions and Local Authorities and whose general goal is to support local governance in Turkey conducted the work “Sustainable Ecological Urban Development” together with the Municipality of Karlstad, within the scope of the “Turkish-Swedish Local Authorities Partnership Program (TUSELOG), which is carried out in cooperation with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality,

Various cultural, sports and artistic activities were mutually supported between the two cities.

The boulevards of the two cities were named Gaziantep and Karlstad within the framework of Sister City relations. A significant project was carried out to establish cooperatives in order to ensure the active participation of women living in Karlstad City and Bey Neighborhood, which serve many segments of society in the field of social services.