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10 Interesting Facts About Linköping

Facts About Linköping

    1. Linköping is a town in the county of Östergötland in Sweden. It is the seat of Linköping Municipality and Östergötland County.
    2. Linköping wants to create a sustainable development of the city and therefore plans to become a carbon-neutral community by 2025.
    3. In 2019, the city started experimenting with two autonomous buses that run along a 2 km route around the university campus.
    4. Linköping is known for its university and its high-technology industry.
    5. Linköping is the center of an old cultural region and celebrated its 700th anniversary in 1987.
    6. Linköping is the 5th largest city in Sweden.
    7. The city is possibly named after the Lionga ting assembly which according to Medieval Scandinavian laws was the most important thing in Östergötland. The exact location of the Lionga ting is not known, but it was along the Eriksgata. The term “-köping” means there was a market there.
    8. Linköping hosted the 1968 World Orienteering Championships.
    9. In 1598 at Linköping the battle against King Sigismund III Vasa preserved the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sweden and secured the Swedish throne for the Vasa dynasty.
    10. The Population of Linköping is 161,499, as of 2019.
Interesting Facts About Linköping
Facts About Linköping

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