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Ancient Sigtuna In northern mythologi, folklore and sagas, Sithun or Sigtuna was said to be the place founded by Odin when he reached Scandinavia and ancient Sweden, Svitjod or Sweorice with his tribe of Asas.
Possibly this place was located where, or near, modern Sigtuna lies today.
Also see Ancient Uppsala.

Modern Sigtuna Sigtuna is a municipality in central Sweden, in the county of Stockholm. The city of Sigtuna on the shore of lake Mälaren, flourished as a regal and commercial centre for 250 years from the late 10th century. Attacked in 1187 by Karelian and Estonian raiders, from the eastern Baltic, it remained in occupation for some time thereafter until giving way during the 13th century to Uppsala, Visby, Kalmar and Stockholm. The town today has about 5,000 inhabitants and is a popular tourist destination;.

The municipality of Sigtuna, in the county of Stockholm has 35,001 inhabitants, and covers 327.3 km² (population density: 107).

External links

  • Sigtuna (http://www.sigtuna.se) - Official site
  • Raid on Sigtuna (http://heninen.net/sigtuna/english.htm) (1187)


Municipalities of Stockholm:
Botkyrka  |  Danderyd  |  Ekerö  |  Haninge  |  Huddinge  |  Järfälla  |  Lidingö  |  Nacka  |  Norrtälje
Nykvarn  |  Nynäshamn  |  Salem  |  Sigtuna  |  Sollentuna  |  Solna  |  Stockholm  |  Sundbyberg  |  Södertälje
Tyresö  |  Täby  |  Upplands-Bro  |  Upplands-Väsby  |  Vallentuna  |  Vaxholm  |  Värmdö  |  Österåker


Counties of Sweden  |  Sweden



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