In medieval times the area, just outside the city walls, was the city harbour. In the 19th century the area went by the name Gamle Hamn (Old Port). When the area was planted with elms in the 1870s, the name Almedalen was coined.
In Sweden, the name Almedalen is generally associated with the Almedalen Week, an annual event in Visby, which is an important meetingplace for everyone involved in Swedish politics. During the week, which takes place in the first week of July every year, representatives from the major political parties in Sweden take turns to hold speeches in the park.
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