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Frae left tae richt: Aerial view o the ceety wi the Old Town, the monument at Sergels Torg, Ericsson Globe, Victoria Touer in Kista, auld biggins at Stortorget, Stockholm Palace, Stockholm Ceety Haw, a statue in Gamla Stan, an a carousel at the amusement pairk Gröna Lund.

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Stockholm is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 59°21′N 18°04′E / 59.350°N 18.067°E / 59.350; 18.067
Kintra Swaden
Province Södermanland an Uppland
Coonty Stockholm Coonty
First mention 1252
Chairter 13t century
 • Ceety 188 km2 (73 sq mi)
 • Urban 381.6 km2 (147.3 sq mi)
 • Metro 6,519 km2 (2,517 sq mi)
Population (2010-03-31)[2]
 • Ceety 861,010
 • Density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,372,565
 • Urban density 3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,084,526
 • Metro density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Demonym Stockholmare
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +46-8
Stockholmsområdet vid 3 000
Illustration av olika historiska vattenstånd i Stockholmstrakten med hjälp av Västerbron

Stockholm is the caipital o Swaden an constitutes the maist populatit urban aurie in Scandinavie.[3][4] Stockholm is the maist muckle ceety in Swaden, wi a population o 851,155 in the municipality (2010), 1.37 million in the urban aurie (2010), an aroond 2.1 million in the 6,519 km2 (2,517.00 sq mi) metropolitan aurie (2010). As o 2010, the Stockholm metropolitan aurie is hame tae approximately 22% o Swaden's population.

Founded no later than circa 1250, possibly as early as 1187, Stockholm has long been one of Swaden's cultural, media, poleetical, an economic centres. Its strategic location on 14 islands on the sooth-central east coast o Swaden at the mooth o Lake Mälaren, bi the Stockholm airchipelago, haes been historically important. Stockholm haes been nominatit bi GaWC as a global ceety, wi a rankin o Alpha-.[5] In The 2008 Global Cities Index, Stockholm rankt 24t in the warld, 10t in Europe, an first in Scandinavie.[6] Stockholm is kent for its beauty, its biggins an airchitectur, its abundant clean an open watter, an its mony pairks.[7] It is sometimes referred tae as Venice o the North.[8]

Stockholm is the steid o the naitional Swadish govrenment, the Riksdag (parliament), an the offeecial residence o the Swadish monarch as well as the prime meenister. Syne 1980, the monarch haes residit at Drottningholm Palace ootside o Stockholm an uises the Ryal Palace o Stockholm as his wirkplace an offeecial residence.

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Murkrona.svg Stockholm is ane o 133 places wi the historical ceety status in Swaden.