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Kristdala, Sweden

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Description Kristdala is a locality situated in Oskarshamn Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 945 inhabitants in 2010.HistoryThe medieval Kristdala church was demolished in 1792 and a new church was consecrated the same year.Near the spot of Kristdala's first church there was a marketplace that developed during the Middle Ages. The market lay at an important intersection, where five roads met, including roads from the coast (Figeholm, Döderhult and Oskarshamn) and from inland (Hultsfred and Vimmerby). Long ago, cattle trading was an important part of the market.Kristdala MarketKristdala market is held twice a year: a summer market on the third Friday in July and a fall market in the fall around Michaelmas . The summer market is popular with tourists and is visited by approximately 20,000 people a year.Now, instead of cattle, people shop for candy, clothing, and other items.