Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic region, with about 1,5 million inhabitants in the urban area. The city is spread across 14 islands on the coast in the southeast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago and the Baltic Sea.

The currency is Swedish krona (SEK) 1 Euro is around 9,5 SEK. In October, temperatures reach up to 10 degrees. The main language is Swedish but most Swedes also speak English.

The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Birger Jarl. The city is home to some of Europe’s top ranking universities, such as the Karolinska Institute, and hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet at the Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall.

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