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Stockholm, Sweden Overview

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in Scandinavia, with 901,698 people living in the municipality, approximately 1.4 million in the urban area, and a total population close to 2.2 million in the metropolitan area.The city is spread across 14 distinct islands on the coast in the south-east of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago and the Baltic sea. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Birger Jarl.

Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden. The region alone accounts for over a third of the country’s GDP, and is among the top 10 regions in Europe by GDP per capita.It’s an important global city,and the main centre for corporate headquarters in the Nordic region.The city is home to some of the Europe’s top ranking universities, such as the Karolinska Institute and hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet at the Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall. One of the city’s most prized museums, the Vasa Museum, is the most visited non-art museum in Scandinavia.The Stockholm metro, opened in 1950, is well known for its decoration of the stations; it has been called the longest art gallery in the world.Sweden’s national football arena is located north of the city centre, in Solna. Ericsson Globe, the national indoor arena, is in the southern part of the city. The city was the host of the 1912 Summer Olympics.

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Weather

Stockholm, with a February mean of −3.0 °C (26.6 °F), has a humid continental climate.Due to the city’s high northerly latitude, daylight varies widely from more than 18 hours around midsummer, to only around 6 hours in late December. Despite its northern location, Stockholm has relatively mild weather compared to other locations at similar latitude, or even farther south.

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