Ystad (üˈstäd) [key], city (1990 pop. 15,670), Malmöhus co., S Sweden, a seaport on the Baltic Sea. It is a commercial and industrial center and a popular summer resort. Iron, steel, and dairy products are produced. At Ystad in 1799, Gustavus IV issued his declaration of war against Napoleon I.
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