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Stockholm - Sweden's Capital and Its Fourteen Islands

Stockholm Sweden's Capital and Its Fourteen Islands

Situated where Lake Malaren meets the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is a city surrounded by gorgeous scenery.  Because Sweden remained neutral, during World War II, Stockholm - the country's capital - was not damaged and its old architecture remains intact.

Water is a leading feature of Stockholm.  While the city itself is built on fourteen islands - giving rise to its description as a "floating city" - the capital is just a small part of a much larger archipelago which covers about 24,000 islands. 

The old part of town - called Gamla Stan - plays a key role in Stieg Larsson's stories about Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.

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Media Credits

Image of Stockholm online, courtesy The Nordic Company.

 

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