8 Interesting Facts About Mariefred

Facts About Mariefred

Facts About Mariefred

  1. Swedish pop and jazz singer Lisa Ekdahl was raised in Mariefred.
  2. Mariefred is a locality situated in Strängnäs Municipality, Södermanland County.
  3. Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren has a summer home in Mariefred, Kalkudden
  4. Mikael Samuelsson, a former professional ice hockey player in the NHL, was born in Mariefred. Samuelsson is a member of the exclusive Triple Gold Club, having won the Stanley Cup, Olympics, and World Championship.
  5. The name is derived from that of the former Carthusian monastery here, Mariefred Charterhouse, and means “Peace of Mary”.
  6. The National Portrait Gallery at the Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred is a collection of portraits of prominent Swedes.
  7. The Royal Gripsholm Castle is located right in the heart of Mariefred. It has been in the Swedish royal family since the Gustav Vasa days and still acted as a residence up to the 18th century.
  8. The Estimated population of Mariefred is 4,269, as of 2019.
Facts About Mariefred
Facts About Mariefred

5 Interesting Facts About Drottningholm

Facts About Drottningholm

Facts About Drottningholm

  1. Drottningholm is a locality in Ekerö Municipality in Stockholm County in Sweden.
  2. Drottningholm lent its name to the S/S Drottningholm, later used as a mercy ship during World War II used for the repatriation of diplomats, civilians and prisoners of war between Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  3. Drottningholm is situated on the island Lovön in lake Mälaren on the outskirts of Stockholm.
  4. The village was planned and built in the mid-18th century for the people working at the palace.
  5. The Royal Family of Sweden’s permanent residence, Drottningholm Palace, is one of the country’s top tourist destinations.
Facts About Drottningholm
Interesting Facts About Drottningholm

10 Interesting Facts About Drottningholm Palace

Facts About Drottningholm Palace

Facts About Drottningholm Palace

  1. The name Drottningholm, meanings “Queen’s islet”. came from the original renaissance building designed by Willem Boy, a stone palace built by John III of Sweden in 1580 for his queen, Catherine Jagellon.
  2. Influenced by French prototype, the palace was built by architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder by commission of Queen Hedvig Eleonora.
  3. The palace and its grounds have seen many renovations, changes and additions over the past 400 years.
  4. The palace church was designed and erected by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder. It was completed by his son in May, 1746.
  5. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly because of the Drottningholm Palace Theatre and the Chinese Pavilion. It was added to the list in 1991.
  6. The Palace has also been guarded by the Swedish Military in the same fashion as Stockholm Palace.
  7. The Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family.
  8. The Palace is Their Majesties the King and Queen’s permanent home residence. The rooms in the southern wing of the palace are reserved for this purpose. The rest of the palace and grounds are open to the public year-round.
  9. The Queen Dowager Regent Hedwig Eleonora bought the castle in 1661, a year after her role as Queen of Sweden ended, but it burnt to the ground on 30 December that same year.
  10. The gardens and park areas surrounding the castle and its buildings are one of the main attractions for the tourists that visit the palace each year. The gardens have been established in stages since the castle was built, resulting in different styles of parks and gardens.
Facts About Drottningholm Palace
Facts About Drottningholm Palace

10 Interesting Facts About Sigtuna

Interesting Facts About Sigtuna

Facts About Sigtuna

  1. Sigtuna is an urban area in the county of Stockholm in Sweden.
  2. The distance from Sigtuna to Sweden’s capital Stockholm is approximately 23 miles.
  3. Sigtuna is famous for the Sigtuna boarding school.
  4. Sigtuna is situated at the bay Skarven, stretching around Upplands-Bro and a part of Lake Mälaren.
  5. Sigtuna was founded on what was then the shore of Lake Mälaren just over 1,000 years ago.
  6. The current coat of arms can be traced to the town’s first known seal, dating from 1311.
  7. The Population of Sigtuna is 48,964, as of 2018.
  8. In 970, King Erik the Victorious looked out at the surroundings and pointed out the location where Sigtuna town would be built.
  9. In the late 19th century, it still only hosted about 600 people, and was the smallest town in Sweden.
  10. The town remained insignificant until the second half of the 20th century. Much of the population growth can be related to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, situated some 10 km from Sigtuna.
Interesting Facts About Sigtuna
Interesting Facts About Sigtuna

10 Interesting Facts About Karlskrona

Interesting Facts About Karlskrona

Facts About Karlskrona

  1. The city of Karlskrona is spread over 30 islands in the eastern part of Blekinge archipelago, Trossö being the main one.
  2. Karlskrona is a town in the county of Blekinge in Sweden. It is the seat of Karlskrona Municipality.
  3. The islet of Stumholmen was formerly property of the Navy and today it houses the National Naval Museum (Marinmuseum).
  4. The city was founded on 10 August 1680.
  5. The city grew quickly and by 1750 Karlskrona had about 10,000 inhabitants. It was then one of the biggest cities in the country.
  6. Parts of the city (mainly the Naval Port) have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  7. The shipyard in Karlskrona was established almost at the same time as the city.
  8. The population of Karlskrona is 66,675, as of 2018.
  9. The central building of the city is the Fredrikskyrkan church, built in the 1690s, On the main square, which is also the highest point of the island.
  10. The city is the main campus of Blekinge tekniska högskola, an Institute of Technology founded in 1989.
Interesting Facts About Karlskrona
Interesting Facts About Karlskrona

34 Informative Facts About Stockholm

Informative Facts About Stockholm

Facts About Stockholm

  1. The first mention of Stockholm occurred in 1252, sometime after the city was chartered by Birger Jarl.
  2. Skansen is the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It was opened on 11 October 1891 by Artur Hazelius.
  3. The Stockholm hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet at the Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall.
  4. Stockholm’s oldest surviving building is The Riddarholmen Church, a Franciscan monastery built-in 1270.
  5. The city’s Mårten Trotzigs Gränd Alley is the narrowest alley in the world, its diameter is barely 90 cm.
  6. Stockholm has 57 bridges.
  7. The Stockholm fintech hub is attracting the most capital in Europe after London.
  8. The geographical city center is situated on the water, in Riddarfjärden bay. Over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces.
  9. Stockholm is one of the cleanest capitals in the world.
  10. Stockholm hosted the 1912 Summer Olympics.
  11. The Nationalmuseum houses the largest collection of art in the country: 16,000 paintings and 30,000 objects of art handicraft.
  12. Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden.
  13. Stockholm is a unicorn factory. After Silicon Valley, the Swedish capital produces the highest number of so-called “unicorns” per capita than any other global city.
  14. The Capital Region houses 2.5 million residents, just over one-quarter of Sweden’s population, and generates over 30 percent of national economic output.
  15. Stockholm belongs to the Temperate deciduous forest biome, which means the climate is very similar to that of the far northeastern area of the United States and coastal Nova Scotia in Canada.
  16. Ericsson Globe, located just south of Stockholm’s Södermalm district, is the world’s largest hemispherical building.
  17. Swedish capital the nickname “Beauty on the Water.”
  18. Kungliga Operan, the Royal Swedish Opera, was founded by King Gustav III in 1773.
  19. More than 4 million books are borrowed from Stockholm’s libraries annually.
  20. Approximately 70,000 cyclists cross Stockholm’s city borders daily.
  21. Stockholm’s oldest surviving building is The Riddarholmen Church, a Franciscan monastery built-in 1270.
  22. The area covering Ulriksdal, Haga, Brunnsviken and Djurgården is the world’s first national city park.
  23. In 1710, a catastrophic plague obliterated about one-third of Stockholm’s population.
  24. The city’s subway is also known as the world’s longest art gallery.
  25. Stockholm houses two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Royal Palace Drottningholm and The Woodland Cemetery
  26. The city is sometimes referred to as ‘Venice of the North’
  27. Stockholm city contains an area measuring 73 square miles.
  28. Stockholm is regarded as one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world.
  29. The House of Parliament and the National Bank are on Helgeands Island, Stockholm.
  30. Stockholm is found between Sweden’s third-largest lake, Mälaren, and the Baltic Sea.
  31. The city’s oldest section is Gamla stan (Old Town), located on the original small islands of the city’s earliest settlements and still featuring the medieval street layout.
  32. Stockholm is one of the most crowded museum-cities in the world with around 100 museums, visited by millions of people every year.
  33. Stockholm is home to 23 of Forbes’ 2000 leading companies.
  34. A computer programmer is the single most common profession in Stockholm.
Informative Facts About Stockholm
Informative Facts About Stockholm
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8 Wonderful Facts About Norrköping

Wonderful Facts About Norrköping

Facts About Norrköping

  1. Norrköping is a city in the county of Östergötland in Sweden. It is the seat of the Norrköping Municipality.
  2. The city has medieval foundations by settlers around the Motala stream estuary, who used the falls and rapids to power their mills.
  3. The city is situated by the mouth of the river Motala ström, at Bråviken, an inlet of the Baltic Sea.
  4. The first trace of the city’s name is from 1283 when Sophia of Denmark donated her rights of salmon fishing to the Skänninge monastery.
  5. The town is estimated to have received city status in the early 14th century, although no written documents exist prior to a document from 1384. This document, signed by Albrekt of Sweden is stored in the city archive today.
  6. As of 2002, Norrköping is now seeing a revival, as a center of culture and education. The Norrköping symbol represents the “new” Norrköping.
  7. The city was the location of several battles in the ensuing centuries. As a consequence, nothing of the medieval Norrköping remains today. During the Northern Seven Years’ War (1563–1570), the entire southern part of Norrköping was burnt. It was rebuilt by John III of Sweden, who designed the current street pattern.
  8. The Population of is Norrköping 137,326, as of 2016.
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Facts About Norrköping

8 Informative Facts About Stockholm City Hall

Facts About Stockholm City Hall

Facts About Stockholm City Hall

  1. Stockholm City Hall was built between 1911 and 1923.
  2. Stockholm City Hall is the municipal building in Stockholm in Sweden. It is on the island of Kungsholmen.
  3. In 1907 the city council decided to build a new city hall at the former site of Eldkvarn
  4. Stockholm City Hall is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet and is one of Stockholm’s major tourist attractions.
  5. The city of Stockholm uses this building for the Municipal Council with 250 government offices for city administrative staff.
  6. The City Hall was designed by architect Ragnar Östberg is built from eight million bricks.
  7. The 106-meter tall tower has the three crowns, which is the Swedish national coat of arms, at its apex.
  8. Nearly eight million dark red bricks from the Lina brick factory near Södertälje were used in its construction.
Facts About Stockholm City Hall
Facts About Stockholm City Hall

10 Interesting Facts About Linköping

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

10 Interesting Facts About Örebro

Facts About Örebro

Facts About Örebro

  1. Örebro is home to Örebro University, a major university hospital, a medieval castle, the water park Gustavsvik as well as several large shopping malls and the Oset-Rynningeviken nature reserve at the lakefront.
  2. Örebro received its Royal Charter and city privileges not later than 1404.
  3. The Örebro Synod was held here in 1529.
  4. The name Örebro refers to a bridge (bro) crossing the river Svartån where the city is located. The prefix Öre- is derived from ör ‘gravel (bank)’.
  5. Örebro has hosted a contemporary art exhibition called Open Art on four occasions: in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013.
  6. Örebro is one of the public broadcaster SVT’s 12 local news districts and has television premises located in the city.
  7. Örebro is twinned with: Łódź, Poland; Drammen, Norway; Lappeenranta, Finland; Kolding, Denmark; Stykkishólmur, Iceland; Shumen, Bulgaria; Yantai, People’s Republic of China; Terrassa, Spain & Pau, France.
  8. Örebro is a town in the county of Örebro in Sweden. It is the seat of Örebro Municipality and Örebro County.
  9. Örebro University, originally a branch of Uppsala University (1967), became an independent college in 1977 and a fully accredited university in 1999.
  10. Örebro is the sixth-largest city in Sweden and one of the largest inland hubs of the country.
Facts About Örebro
Facts About Örebro