Stockholm overview

Stockholm[a] is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries;[9][b] 952,058 people live in the municipality,[10] approximately 1.5 million in the urban area,[5] and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area.[11] The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm County. Stockholm is the only capital in the world with a national urban park.[12]

Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden. The Stockholm region alone accounts for over a third of the country's GDP,[13] and is among the top 10 regions in Europe by GDP per capita.[14] It is an important global city,[15][16] and the main centre for corporate headquarters in the Nordic region.[17] The city is home to some of Europe's top ranking universities, such as the Stockholm School of Economics, Karolinska Institute and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).[18][19] It hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet at the Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall. One of the city's most prized museums, the Vasa Museum, is the most visited non-art museum in Scandinavia.[20][21] The Stockholm metro, opened in 1950, is well known for the decor of its stations; it has been called the longest art gallery in the world.[22][23][24] Sweden's national football arena is located north of the city centre, in Solna. Ericsson Globe, the national indoor arena, is in the southern part of the city. The city was the host of the 1912 Summer Olympics, and hosted the equestrian portion of the 1956 Summer Olympics otherwise held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Stockholm is the seat of the Swedish government and most of its agencies,[25] including the highest courts in the judiciary,[26][27] and the official residencies of the Swedish monarch and the Prime Minister. The government has its seat in the Rosenbad building, the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) is seated in the Parliament House, and the Prime Minister's residence is adjacent at the Sager House.[28][29][30] The Stockholm Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the Swedish monarch, while the Drottningholm Palace, a World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Stockholm, serves as the Royal Family's private residence.[31][32]

Best SEK exchange rates at FOREX Bank in Stockholm

Exchange SEK FOREX Bank Buy FOREX Bank Sell
Australian Dollar 6.304 6.938
Bahamian Dollar 7.619 9.884
Bahraini Dinar 21.770 26.238
Barbadian or Bajan Dollar 4.232 5.046
Bulgarian Lev 5.035 5.604
Canadian Dollar 6.481 7.051
Chilean Peso 0.012 0.015
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 1.256 1.414
Colombian Peso 0.003 0.003
Croatian Kuna 1.324 1.490
Czech Koruna 0.386 0.429
Danish Krone 1.314 1.449
Dominican Peso 0.169 0.199
East Caribbean Dollar 3.084 3.688
Egyptian Pound 0.435 0.580
Euro 9.901 10.964
Fijian Dollar 3.902 4.799
Hong Kong Dollar 1.105 1.243
Hungarian Forint 0.031 0.034
Icelandic Krona 0.067 0.079
Indian Rupee 0.118 0.141
Indonesian Rupiah 0.058 0.070
Israeli Shekel 2.260 2.633
Jamaican Dollar 0.066 0.078
Japanese Yen 7.661 8.378
Jordanian Dinar 11.806 13.995
Kenyan Shilling 0.078 0.097
South Korean Won 0.007 0.009
Kuwaiti Dinar 27.431 32.428
Malaysian Ringgit 2.063 2.348
Mauritian Rupee 0.242 0.291
Mexican Peso 0.422 0.486
New Zealand Dollar 5.934 6.677
Norwegian Krone 1.006 1.110
Omani Rial 21.648 25.815
Peruvian Sol 2.356 2.950
Polish Zloty 2.293 2.580
South African Rand 0.615 0.693
Romanian Leu 2.055 2.422
Russian Ruble 0.114 0.146
Saudi Arabian Riyal 2.172 2.557
Singapore Dollar 6.057 7.054
Swiss Franc 8.681 9.420
Taiwan New Dollar 0.271 0.322
Thai Baht 0.258 0.305
Philippine Peso 0.159 0.189
Trinidadian Dollar 1.241 1.500
Turkish Lira 1.629 1.854
Emirati Dirham 2.353 2.678
British Pound 10.940 12.296
US Dollar 8.708 9.682
Vietnamese Dong 0.036 0.045

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Stockholm news

Isner needs final-set tiebreaker to reach Stockholm semis
Isner needs final-set tiebreaker to reach Stockholm semis

On the day Wimbledon introduced final-set tiebreakers, the player behind the two longest ever matches at the All England Club needed yet another one to advance to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open.

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Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence guns in Stockholm

Uniindia: United Nations, Dec 6 (UNI) Hopes are high that the warring parties in Yemen will begin long-delayed consultations on Thursday over ending the conflict that has ravaged the Middle East nation for over three years, leaving millions of civilians dependent on international assistance.

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British diplomat says Yemen talks on next week in Stockholm

Britain's ambassador to Yemen says he's spoken with warring sides, expects them at peace talks next week in Sweden

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Stockholm: the Big Weekend

Our guide to Stockholm rounds up what to do, the best places to eat and drink and where to stay in the Swedish capital

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One arrested over 'dangerous object' in Stockholm apartment block

One person has been arrested after police reported finding a "suspicious object" at a building in Stockholm.

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