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Stockholm on South-Central East Coast of Sweden – February 18th, 2012

59.3N 18.0E

February 18th, 2012 Category: Image of the day

Sweden - December 29th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows Stockholm, the capital and the largest city of Sweden, visible as a white area near the center. It constitutes the most populated urban area in Scandinavia, with a population of 851,155 in the municipality (2010), 1.37 million in the urban area (2010), and around 2.1 million in the 6,519 km2 (2,517.00 sq mi) metropolitan area (2010). As of 2010, the Stockholm metropolitan area is home to approximately 22% of Sweden’s population.

Stockholm is located on Sweden’s south-central east coast, where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea. The central parts of the city consist of fourteen islands that are continuous with the Stockholm archipelago. The geographical city centre is situated on the water, in Riddarfjärden Bay. Over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces.

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