Uusikaupunki - Nystad municipality
In 1617, the town of Uusikaupunki was founded, with the rights of commerce, by decree of Gustav II Adolf, the king of Sweden. In 1721, Uusikaupunki hosted the signing of the Peace of Nystad, which ended the Great Northern War between Sweden and Russia.
It was an important port for commerce and fishing up to the 19th century, and as of the latter half of the 20th century, retained a significant ship building industry.
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