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CaptionStockholm panorama from the City Hall _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Stockholm has been Sweden's political and economic center since the 13th century [1] and is currently the largest city with a population of 774 000 within the borders of the Stockholm Municipality. The populations of the Stockholm urban area and Metropolitan Stockholm are roughly 1.2 and 1.7 million respectively. The 17th century saw Sweden rise into a major European power which was reflected in the development of the city. From 1610 to 1680 the population multiplied sixfold. In 1634 Stockholm became the official capital of the Swedish empire. Trading rules were also created that gave Stockholm an essential monopoly over trade between foreign merchants and other Swedish and Scandinavian territories. Between 17131714 Stockholm suffered from the Black Death. After the end of the Great Northern War and the destruction of several areas of the city in 1721 the city stagnated. Population growth halted and economic growth slowed. However Stockholm maintained its role as the political centre of Sweden and continued to develop culturally under Gustav III. The royal opera is a good architectural expression of this era. By the second half of the 19th century Stockholm had regained its leading economic role. New industries emerged and Stockholm transformed into an important trade and service centre as well as a key gateway point within Sweden. The population also grew radically during this time mainly through immigration. At the end of the century less than 40% of the residents were Stockholm-born. Settlement began to expand outside of the city limits. Stockholm also became a cultural and educational center. In the 19th century a number of scientific institutes opened in Stockholm for example the Karolinska Institute. In the late 20th century Stockholm became a modern technologically-advanced and ethnically diverse city. Many historical buildings were torn down the whole historical district Klara was demolished and replaced with modern architecture. Throughout the century many industries shifted away from work-intensive activities into more high-technology and service-industry knowledge-based areas.
HeadlineStockholm is the capital of Sweden and consequently the site of its Government and Parliament as well as the residence of the Swedish head of state King Carl XVI Gustaf. It is also the largest city in the Nordic countries.
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