Monday, 22 June 2009


I have always loved Sweden.I feel like I belong there.I don´t know why,but I have this feeling.

This wonderful Stockholm card is from Markus.He sent me this from his trip :)Tack,Markus!

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. As of 2008, the Stockholm metropolitan area is home to around 21% of Sweden's population and contributes 35% of Sweden's gross domestic product. 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 around 2 million in the metropolitan area.

Stockholm has been the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden since the 13th century. Its strategic location on fourteen islands on the south-central east coast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago, has been historically important. Since the city is built on islands and known for its beauty, tourists often call the city "Venice of the North". The city is known for its beauty, its historical buildings & architecture, its water and its many parks. According to Euromonitor, Stockholm is the second most visited city of the Nordic Countries, with around 1 million international tourists every year. Stockholm has one of the largest shopping districts in Scandinavia.

Stockholm is located on Sweden's south-central east coast, where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea. The central parts of the city consist of fourteen islands that are continuous with Stockholm archipelago. The geographical city centre is situated on the water, in the bay Riddarfjärden.

Over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces; in 2009, Stockholm was awarded title of first European Green Capital by the European Commission.

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