About Karlskoga, Sweden
Karlskoga, Sweden is comparable in size to Wheaton. It is situated in the central part of Sweden, in the scenic province of Värmland, on Lake Möckeln. This part of Sweden abounds in forests, mountains, lakes and valleys. Outdoor sports such as hiking, boating, fishing, cycling, camping, swimming and skiing are very popular.
Founded in 1586 by King Charles IX, who was interested in the mining potential of this area, Karlskoga has long been known for its iron production.
Wheaton and Karlskoga became sister cities in 1973.