Stockholm - Wikipedia
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Stockholm (Swedish pronunciation: ['stok(h)olm) (listen)]) is the capital of Sweden and the largest city in Scandinavia. The municipality is home to approximately 980,000 people,  and there are 1.6 million living in the urban area. There are 2.4 million living in the metropolitan area. The city is spread across 14 islands, where Lake Malaren enters the Baltic Sea. The Stockholm archipelago is located to the east of the city. This area was settled in the Stone Age (6th millennium BC). In 1252, Birger Jarl, a Swedish stateman, founded it as a city. It is the county seat for Stockholm County. For several hundred years, it was also the capital of Finland (Finnish Tukholma), which was then a part of Sweden.
Stockholm is Sweden's cultural, media and political capital. The country's GDP is more than a third in the Stockholm region.  It ranks among the top 10 European regions by GDP per capita. It is a major centre for corporate headquarters in Scandinavia, and has been ranked as an alpha-global capital.  Some of Europe's most prestigious universities are located in the city, including the Stockholm School of Economics and Karolinska Institute, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. It hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies, banquets at the Stockholm Concert Hall, Stockholm City Hall and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The Vasa Museum is one of the most popular museums in the city.  Stockholm's metro was opened in 1950. It is known for its decor and has been called the longest international art gallery.  The national soccer arena of Sweden is located in Solna, north of the city center. The city's southern portion is home to the Avicii Arena. It hosted the 1912 Summer Olympics.