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King Karl IX grounded the community that served as a predecessor to Gothenburg, Färjenäs at Eriksberg. A bronze-and-copper equestrian statue of the king stands at Kungportsplatsen. The statue Kopparmärra was made by Börjesson and the casting was done in Stockholm. The inscriptions on the statue's foot are from king Karl XI's commemorative notes to his court chaplain. The statue was inaugurated in 1904 by king Oscar II. Kungportsplatsen is not the original location of the statue; it used to stand on Östra Hamngatan and was seen from Avenyn. But the statue was in the way of the trams and had to be moved to Kungportsplatsen in the 1930s. Kopparmärra is a popular meeting point, because of its very central location at Kungportsplatsen.