Category talk:Palaces in Sweden

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Merge Castles in Sweden and Palaces in Sweden[edit]

At present, we have both Category:Castles in Sweden and Category:Palaces in Sweden. In English, palace usually refers to the residence of a head of state. Consequently, Drottningholm is often referred to as a palace in English. In Swedish, however, according to the Swedish Wikipedia article, palats refers to a castle in an urban setting, explicitly naming Drottningholm as a non-palace. Which definition is applied seems arbitrary, and the distinction is probably not clear to most people. I suggest merging the two into Category:Castles and palaces in Sweden. (We do need both words in the title because not all castles are palaces and, perhaps less obvious, not all palaces are castles; e.g. Sagerska palatset.) LX (talk, contribs) 05:24, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

The same problem exists in the German language. However for the English language, Drottningsholm qualifies as a palace just like Versailles (chateau and palais) or Schönbrunn, even if in Swedish there is a difference. Therefore I think a merger is not in the best interest, considering swedish palats will be listed under "Palaces of Sweden". Gryffindor 12:33, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but I'm not sure I understand your argument. Are you saying that the Swedish definition of palace is more narrow than the English, and that, therefore, everything that's considered a palace in Sweden would be considered a palace in English? I'm not entirely sure that's the case. There are many palaces in Stockholm built historically for high-ranking military officers and government officials. LX (talk, contribs) 03:46, 19 January 2007 (UTC)