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Eskilstuna was famous as a flourishing industrial town as early as the 17th century. Eskilstuna, a town of about 95,000 inhabitants, is located close to Lake Mälaren about 100 kilometres west of Stockholm in Sweden. Our town has an interesting history. King Karl X Gustav founded the Rademacher Forges in 1650 when he asked Reinhold Rademacher, a master smith, to manage the forges. The character of the town has changed over the years. With the inauguration 1997 of the high speed train service from Stockholm to Eskilstuna the town has become a centre in the fast growing Mälarregion. Stockholm is now only 60 minutes away by rail which makes it feasible to live in Eskilstuna and work in Stockholm. Visitor can also take day excursion from Stockholm.
Gavle is a nice size Swedish town situated north of Stockholm and about a 1 hrs train ride away. There are not a lot of tourist attractions in Gävle, just a very nice town center with shops of all kinds, a very nice park, and the old historical section of town. If you want to see what living in suburban Sweden is really like, this is a nice place to visit.
Goteborg (Gothenburg)
Gothenburg has the largest harbour in Scandinavia and longstanding trade, industry and seafaring traditions. Located on the southwest coast of Sweden, where the Gta River (Gta +ñlv) meets the North Sea, Accordingly the city has an open, outward-looking mentality and maintains extensive contacts with other cities, countries and continents.
It is an industrial center and summer resort. Halmstad , city (1990 est. pop. 48,880), capital of Halland co., SW Sweden, a seaport on the Kattegat at the mouth of the Nissan River. Manufactures include textiles, engineering, brewing, and paper, and shipbuilding is carried on. Chartered in 1307, Halmstad was an important fortified city of Denmark before being conquered by Sweden in 1645. Of note are a Gothic church (14th cent.) and a 17th-century castle.
Helsingborg is a commercial and industrial center. Manufactures include processed copper, ships, rubber, electrical goods, textiles, and refined sugar. The city was rebuilt in 1710. Helsingborg or H+ñlsingborg , city (1990 population was 81,165), Malmhus co., S Sweden, a seaport on the +ÿresund, connected by ferry with Helsingor, Denmark. A trade center and stronghold since the 9th cent., Helsingborg passed from Denmark to Sweden in 1658 but was destroyed during the Danish-Swedish conflicts in the 17th cent. Its modern industrial development dates from the mid-19th cent. Of note are a well-preserved castle (12th-15th cent.), the Church of St. Mary (13th-15th cent.), and numerous half-timber houses.
Helsinki is a sea-town par excellence and an exciting, dynamic place. Half the city seems to be water, and the tortured geography of the coastline includes any number of bays, inlets and a speckling of islands. The harbour is the heart of the city, and watching the giant ferries glide into port is a defining memory and essential Helsinki experience.Helsinki is cool without - as yet - being self-consciously so. Unlike other capitals, you sense that people go to places because they enjoy them, not to be seen. Much modern décor is ironic and humorous, and achieves stylishness by daring to differ rather than trying too hard.While not an ancient place, much of what is loveable in Helsinki is older. The style of its glorious Art Nouveau buildings, the spacious elegance of its cafés, the careful preservation of Finn...
Jonkoping Airport has direct connections to both Stockholm and Copenhagen. Jonkoping has some 118,500 inhabitants and is one of the ten largest municipalities in Sweden. The city, which was founded in the thirteenth century, has a strategic location in the south of Sweden. Rail and road communications give fast access to Stockholm (330 km) Gothenburg (140 km) and Copenhagen (290 km).
Karlstad has a University and a Cathedral. Karlstad is a city, the seat of Karlstad Municipality and the capital of Värmland County in Sweden. It has 58,544 inhabitants in 2005 out of a municipal total of 83,500. Karlstad is built on the river delta where Sweden's longest river, Klarälven, runs into Sweden's largest lake, Vanern. It has the second biggest lake port in the country after Vasteras.
Linkping is the center of an old cultural region and celebrated its 700th anniversary in 1987. Linkping is a city in southern Sweden capital of +ûstergtland County with 97,428 inhabitants in 2005. It is the seat of Linkping Municipality with 140,367 inhabitants (2007). Linkping is also the episcopal see of the Diocese of Linkping (Church of Sweden) and is well known for its cathedral. Nowadays Linkping is known for its university and its high-technology industry. Dominating the city's skyline from afar is the steeple of the cathedral.
Lund is a city in the province of Scania, southern Sweden. It is the seat of Lund Municipality, Skåne County. The town has 76,188 inhabitants in 2005,[1] out of a municipal total of 105,000. The city is believed to have been founded around 990, when the Scanian lands belonged to Denmark. It soon became the Christian center of Northern Europe with an archbishop and with the towering Lund Cathedral, built in 1103.
The region covers an area of 2,535.76 km2. Malm is the third most populous city in Sweden, situated in its southernmost province of Scania. On June 30, 2008 its population was recorded to be 628,388. Greater Malm is one of Sweden's three officially recognized Metropolitan areas and since 2005 is defined by the municipality of Malm and 11 other municipalities in the southwestern corner of Scania. The municipalities included, apart from Malm, are Burlv, Eslv, Hr, K+ñvlinge, Lomma, Lund, Skurup, Staffanstorp, Svedala, Trelleborg and Vellinge. Lund, with a municipal population of over 100,000 and home to one of Scandinavia's major universities, is together with Malm the region's economical and educational hub.
Norrkping is situated by the mouth of the river Motala strm, at Br+Ñviken, an inlet of the Baltic Sea. Water power from the Motala strm and the good harbour were factors that facilitated the rapid growth of this once industrial city, known for its textile industry. Norrkping is a city in the province of +ûstergtland in eastern Sweden. It has several nicknames such as: "Sweden's Manchester" , "Peking" and "Surbullestan" (Surbulle was a local nickname for the textileworkers, and stan is short for Staden, which means The City or The Town in Swedish).
Orebro location became a natural seat of commerce in the (Scandinavian) medieval time, and is mentioned in print in the 13th century. Old buildings from the early days include the foundations of the city church, a building which has undergone several modifications. Orebro literally means a bridge over gravel banks, which is how the geography looks, with the stream Svartån draining into the lake Hjälmaren. The natural center of the city is otherwise the magnificent Orebro Castle, located on an islet in the Svartan, and dividing the town into a northern and a southern part. This castle was constructed during the stewardship of Birger Jarl during the early 13th century and then modified and enlarged during the reign of King Gustav Vasa in the 1560s.
Sodertalje was opened in 1819 and much enlarged in 1924, though a canal was begun here in the first half of the 15th century at the instigation of the patriot Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson. The town is located on a bay of Lake M+ñlaren, which is here connected with the Baltic Sea by the Sdert+ñlje Canal, 3,5 miles (5,5 km) in length, with a minimum depth of 20 ft (6,5 m). This is on the route followed by the Gta Canal steamboats between Stockholm and Gothenburg.
Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the parliament, and the official residence of the Swedish Monarch.Stockholm metropolitan area is home to around 21% of Sweden's population and contributes 35% of Sweden's gross domestic product as per 2008 Survey, Stockholm is the most populous city in Sweden with a population of 814,418 in the city, 1.3 million in the urban area and over 2 million in the metropolitan area
Täby Municipality can be characterized as a suburb of Stockholm. Täby is a municipality north of Stockholm in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Täby. B11The municipality is one of few in Sweden which has approximately the same size as the original entity created out of Täby parish, when the first local government acts came into force in 1863. It has not been amalgamated with other units, but minor changes of its limits have been carried out.
Umea is a center of education for technical and medical researcher in Sweden, with two universities and over 30,000 students. Umea is the largest city in Norrland, the capital of Västerbotten County and the seat of Umea Municipality. The city proper has 75,645 inhabitants (2005) out of a municipal total of 112,728 (2008). Umea has been expanding for several decades and is one of Sweden's fastest growing cities. Growth sped up in 1965, the same year that the university was established. In the last 30 years, housing in Umea has doubled and this rate of growth continues. As of 2008[update], 700 to 800 new apartments are constructed each year.
Uppsala is situated on the fertile Uppsala flatlands of muddy soil, the city features the small Fyris River flowing through the landscape surrounded by lush vegetation. Parallel to the river runs the glacial ridge of Uppsalaåsen, at an elevation of circa 30 metres the site of Uppsala's castle from which large parts of the town can be seen. The central park Stadsskogen stretches from the south far into town, with opportunities for recreation for many residential areas within walking distance.
Västeras is one of the oldest cities in Sweden and Northern Europe. Västeras is a city in central Sweden, located on the shore of Lake Mälaren in the province Västmanland, some 100 km west of Stockholm. The city has a population of 107,005 inhabitants (2005) out of the municipal total of 133,623 (2007). The name originates from Västra Aros, which refers to the estuary of the river Svartån. The area has been populated since the Nordic Viking Age, before 1000 AD. At the beginning of the 11th century it was the second largest city in Sweden, and by the 12th century had become the seat of the bishop.
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