Sweden's capital Stockholm is located in the middle om Scandinavia. It is also the centre for business and cultural life in Scandinavia. Stockholm is a green, clean, and friendly city, beautifully located on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
Stockholm County contains 20 per cent of Sweden's total population of about 9.5 million. In 2006, the Stockholm County had 1.92 million inhabitants. The City of Stockholm is the most populated area with 782,885 inhabitants.
The county has no less than 219 nature reserves, the closest one is just 10-minutes subway ride from the city centre. The city of Stockholm has about 1,000 parks, which make up approximately 30 per cent of the city's area.
Stockholm is also Scandinavia's economic and financial centre with the largest gross regional product and most multinational companies' headquarters.
Public transportation in Stockholm serves the entire county with trains, subways and bus service. Stockholm has several international airports, all easily accessible from the Stockholm Central train and subway station.
Source: Stockholm City official tourism website
Photo: City of Stockholm / Yanan Li