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Wikipedia | Google | Google Images | FlickrThe City of Uppsala, Sweden, is the fourth largest city in the country in terms of the population, containing 200,000 inhabitants, and along with Lund in Skåne which is considered to be the largest learning city and major episcopal center in the country as well. Apart from possessing one of the largest cathedrals, consedrated during the year of 1435, and equally some of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe. Other famous and popular attractions of the city are the Botanical Gardens, the City-Castle, Linneus Hammarby, Linneus Gardens, Uppland museum, Gustavianum, Skytteanum, and the classic and famous Carolina Rediviva Library, The Enghsh Park, Old Uppsala, Ulva Kvarn/mill and last but not least the oldest University in Scandinavia, founded 1477.
1156 establishment of the city of Uppsala, in itself, is a major Church Seat of Sweden and Scandinavia combined,
additionally it is also the main residence of the Swedish bishop. Originally named Östra Aros, the name was
recently changed to Uppsala, during the year of 1273. Meanwhile, the original Royal College mounds, the old
viking heritage site, and parts of the city were named Old Uppsala. Another rather popular and famous
boardwalk located in the city is the Årike Fyris , running the entire length through the city center, passing the famous King meadows where the
popular King meadow lilies grow during spring, over the parts of The University of Agricultural studies, Ultuna
further to the parts of Sunnersta, Gottsunda, Sävja and not least the city forest area, Lunsen . Regarding the King meadows by the way:
here was once upon a time even the two nowadays torned meadow churches/chapels St Marie and Vårfrukyrkan/ Church of Our
Lady located during the 1200- century.
GeographyUppsala is located approximately 42 miles northwest of the Swedish Capitalcity of Stockholm and approximately half the way, 22 miles from the largest airport, Arlanda, in the country as well. Addtionally surrounded
by the third largest lake on the surface, Mälaren, or Ekoln which the part of the same lake is called close to the
City, in Sweden. You can additionally reach Stockholm from Uppsala in primarily three ways: either by buss, train from
the centralstation or by your own car, cruising E4 between the two Cities.
CultureApart from being
the headquarter of the Swedish Church Archdiocese at large, the most well-known and popular cultureplaces could be the
freechurch Word of Life, Evangelical Foundation, included the various university lodging establishment areas,
associated the prominent University of the same City. Other very prominent and well-known culture persons associated
the City is for instance the very famous university choir named Orphei drängar/ Orphei farmhands, led by the equally
famous directors Eric Ericson and Robert Sund during the years. And, not to forgett in the context: spoken cultural
landmarks and buildings like the City Concert- and Congress-hall, the literally nowadays cultural, legendary and very
popular Katalin musicalperformance coffee- shop and restaurant. Added the Uppsala Reggae Festival and Pride Parade,
held every autumn.
MediaThere are a couple of various mediarelated companies and editorial offices
located in Uppsala as well: apart from the local major newspaper Uppsala Nya Tidning/ Uppsala Newspaper there are also
Uppsalatidningen/ Uppsala news journal, TV- 4, Sveriges Radio - Uppland/ Swedish Radio - Uppland , ABC- news, Mix
Megapol and Rix FM radiobroadcasting stations both present here.
Famous Uppsala personalities:
1. Ingmar Bergman - the worldfamous swedish filmdirector.
2. Mattias Klum - the National Geographic
3. Stakka Bo - famous swedish musician and singer.
4. Martin E-type Ericsson
- another famous swedish musician and singer.
5. Owe Thörnqvist - one more famous swedish musician and
6. Gunnar Wennerberg - a famous swedish music director.
7. Gösta Knutsson - the
author of Pelle Svanslös/ Pelle Tailless children´s book
8. Victoria Tolstoy - a swedish female
9. Knut Knutsson - a famous swedish TV- antique expert
10. Rebecca Törnkvist
- another swedish female popsinger.
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