Gråklosters

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Gråklosters
Gråklostersstad
City
CountryOstermark Flag.jpg Østermark
Location of Gråklosters in Østermark.jpg
Location of Gråklosters in Østermark
Ethnic Groups
(2014)
Østermarker (91%), Other (9%)
NationalitiesØstermark (91%), Litvania (5%) Orinoco (1%), Nucia (1%), Other (2%)
DemonymGråklostersbo (Ing: Graklosterite)
Government
 • BorgmæstareOwe Laxe
Area
 • TotalTBD km2
 • UrbanTBD km2
 • RuralTBD km2
Population
 • Estimate (2015)371 271
 • Census (2010)340 988
 • DensityTBD/km2
Tram1 line
Websitegraaklostersstad.ok

Gråklosters, formally Gråklostersstad, is the second largest city in Østermark with a population of 371,271.

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History

The city grew up around the Greyfriars Monastery - Gråkloster - founded in 1299, which gave its name to the city.

Geography

Located on southeastern end of the north shore of Långsunden (the Long Strait), Gråklosters is moderately hilly, with the highest point at Smulstrabacken.

Climate

As much of the rest of the southwestern coast of Østermark, summers are cool and winters are mild to severe, although currents tend to moderate the weather.

Demographics

As with all of Østermark, there is little diversity in terms of ethnicities outside of Østermarkers. However, the university has a miniscule international student group and international faculty.

Economy

While the university dominates the city's economy as the biggest employer, Gråklosters is also home to industry in both the Jærnudden and Østrahamn areas on the outskirts of the city.

Litvania Concession

The Litvanian government has a large harbor concession to the southeast of the city, east of Østrahamn, under a 99-year lease with the Østermark government.

Education

Gråklosters is home to Østermark's premier university, Nyrike University.

Culture

Much of the city's culture centers around the university.

Tourism

Gråklosters' most popular tourist spots are the Klostret neighborhood, surrounding the cathedral, Domkyrkan with its adjacent monastery, and the university. The bulk of tourism is domestic.

Transport

Trains

Centralstation services trains to and from Mynninghamn, Ørnvik and Aneborn, as well as points north and east from Centralstation and Østrastation in Mynninghamn.

Tram and buses

Gråklosters is served by a single tramline, which runs from the strand in Væstan, past Centralstation and the university, and terminating at Kvarnkyrkogården. Local buses serve both the city as well as the near suburbs.

Highway

The N1 highway connects Gråklosters with Mynninghamn and Aneborn.