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Where is Stockholm?

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden. It has the largest population of any city in the Nordic region, with more than 900,000 people living in the municipality. The city lies in the south-central east coast of Sweden. The location of Stockholm gives it a lot of advantages, as the sea and lakes help create a beautiful landscape. It lies in the same place where Lake Mälaren flows to the Baltic Sea. The main parts of the city are made up of 14 islands, which are part of the Stockholm Archipelago, and the geographical center of the city is on water at Riddarfjärden bay. Stockholm is known to be among the cities with the highest standards of living, and per capita income as well.

Stockholm is usually divided into 3 parts; Stockholm City Centre, Västerort, and Söderort. Stockholm City Centre includes Norrmalm, Kungsholmen, Östermalm, and Södermalm. Söderort consists of Hägersten-Liljeholmen, Älvsjö, Skärholmen, Enskede-Årsta-Vantör, Skarpnäck, and Farsta. Västerort contains Hässelby-Vällingby, Spånga-Tensta, Rinkeby-Kista, Bromma. The central shopping district of Sweden is Norrmalm, which is also the largest marketplace in all of Sweden.
One feature which makes Stockholm stand out is its day and night timings. Most people are used to having normal day/night cycles, and when touring Stockholm, the irregular cycles fascinate tourists. During winters, day time can be as low as 6 hours, with 18 hours of night. During the summer, this is flipped, and it is normal to have days with 18 hours of daylight. This occurs due to the geographical location of Stockholm relating to the 60th latitude, and being south of it.

Stockholm is well known for its museums, its lush natural landscape, modern architecture, as well as historical sites. There are over a hundred museums in Stockholm alone, which makes it the city with the highest density of museums. Among these, the National museum boasts the biggest collection of art in Sweden and contains art by such esteemed artists as Rembrandt. Moderna Museet is another museum which is very popular with tourists, housing art from the likes of Dali and Picasso.

Other famous museums include Fotografiska, Nordic Museum, The Vasa Museum, Stockholm City Museum, Skansen, Royal Coin Cabinet, and Swedish Museum of Natural History. Sweden is also home to several historical sites, some of which are UNESCO world heritage sites. Among the most popular historical sites of Sweden are Borgholm Castle, Gamla Stan, Drottningholm Palace, Hallwyl Museum, Kalmar Castle, and Gripsholms Castle.