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Uppsala

Uppsala is a city and a municipality in Sweden, located about 70 km north of Stockholm. It is the fourth largest city in Sweden and the seat of residence for the County of Uppsala.

Uppsala kommun
CityUppsala (1286)
CountyUppsala
ProvinceUppland
Area
 - Total
Ranked 36th
2,465 km²
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 4th
188,478
76.5/km² (64th)

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History Main article: History of Uppsala[?]

Uppsala is the site of the oldest university in Scandinavia, founded in 1477. Carolus Linnaeus one of the renowned scholars of the university lived in the city for many years, and both his house and garden can still be visited in the city. Uppsala Cathedral[?] is built in Gothic style and is one of the largest in northern Europe, with towers reaching 119 metres. Uppsala is also the site of a 16th century royal castle.The city was severely damaged by a fire in 1702. Historical and cultural values were also lost, like in many Swedish cities, from demolitions between in the 1960s and 1970s. Despite the lack of understanding of the value of the older buildings at that time, many historic buildings remain, especially in the western part of the city.

Politics Main article: Politics of Uppsala[?]

Geography Main article: Geography of Uppsala[?]

Economy Main article: Economy of Uppsala[?]

Today Uppsala is well established in medical research and recognized for its forward position in biotechnology.

Universities Main article: Universities in Sweden

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Uppsala[?]

Sites of interest

Sports teams

Notable natives

Miscellaneous topics

External links


Municipalities of Uppsala County[?]:
Enköping  |  Håbo  |  Tierp  |  Uppsala  |  Älvkarleby  |  Östhammar


Counties of Sweden  |  Sweden



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