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Stockholm: Capital of Sweden
Stockholm is the capital and most populous urban area of Sweden as well as in Scandinavia. 975,904 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.6 million in the urban area, and 2.4 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Outside the city to the east, and along the coast, is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the county seat of Stockholm County.


Can Sweden's 'vertical farms' solve global food shortages? [Video]

Can Sweden's 'vertical farms' solve global food shortages?

Al Jazeera takes a look at an intricate farming operation within Stockholm’s city walls.

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Nobel Prize museum reopens with exhibition about pandemics [Video]

Nobel Prize museum reopens with exhibition about pandemics

The Nobel Prize museum in Stockholm has reopened for the first time since March with a new exhibition called "Contagious" that focuses on pandemics. View on euronews

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Avicii Experience set to open in Stockholm in 2021 [Video]

Avicii Experience set to open in Stockholm in 2021

A new museum dedicated to the life and achievements of Avicii will open next year.

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On This Day: 11 June 1956 - The Queen's State Visit to Sweden [Video]

On This Day: 11 June 1956 - The Queen's State Visit to Sweden

On this day in 1956, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Stockholm for their first State Visit to Sweden. Report by Dessentjacksonl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

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Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved [Video]

Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved

A Swedish prosecutor closed the case of the 1986 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme on Wednesday, accusing an insurance company graphic designer who died 20 years ago of the country's most..

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Sweden Says It's 'Surprising' Their Herd Immunity Gambit Is Such A Disaster [Video]

Sweden Says It's 'Surprising' Their Herd Immunity Gambit Is Such A Disaster

A new Swedish study found that just 7% of people in Stockholm had caught the novel coronavirus COVID-19 by the end of April. According to Business Insider, Swedish forecasters had previously predicted..

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