Gamlastan panorama 01 res 2000 by Grishasergei, on Flickr
Stockholm is a beautiful Scandinavian city situated on the picturesque islands and penninsulas between the lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. The inner city of Stockholm consists of 14 islands connected by 52 bridges and the municipality comprises 216 square kilometers out of which roughly 13 percent is made up of water. 55 percent of all land consists of green parks or forests. The City features 160 kilometers of shoreline and quays and there are 30 000 islands and islets in Stockholms archipelago.
The Swedish capital city is the cultural, economical and political center of Sweden as well as an important global city, and the main centre for corporate headquarters in the Nordic region.
Stockholm, Slussen by Svejsare, on Flickr
City (urban): 1.372.565 (2010), Metro: 2.135.865 (2013), Province: Stockholm; Mälardalen/Stockholm business region: 3.283.043 (2013)