Uppsala

Uppsala is a City and a Municipality in Sweden, located about 70 km north of Stockholm. It is the fourth largest city in Sweden and the seat of residence for the Uppsala County.

Uppsala kommun
CityUppsala (1286)
CountyUppsala County
ProvinceUplandia
Area
 - Total
Ranked 36th
2,465 km²
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 4th
188,478
76.5/km² (64th)

Table of contents
1 History
2 Politics
3 Geography
4 Economy
5 Universities
6 Heraldry
7 Sites of interest
8 Sports teams
9 Notable natives
10 Miscellaneous topics
11 External links

History

Main article: History of Uppsala

Uppsala is the site of the oldest university in Scandinavia, founded in 1477. Carolus Linnaeus one of the renowned scholars of the university lived in the city for many years, and both his house and garden can still be visited in the city. Uppsala Cathedral is built in Gothic style and is one of the largest in northern Europe, with towers reaching 119 metres. Uppsala is also the site of a 16th century royal castle.The city was severely damaged by a fire in 1702. Historical and cultural values were also lost, like in many Swedish cities, from demolitions between in the 1960s and 1970s. Despite the lack of understanding of the value of the older buildings at that time, many historic buildings remain, especially in the western part of the city.

Politics

Main article: Politics of Uppsala

Geography

Main article: Geography of Uppsala

Economy

Main article: Economy of Uppsala

Today Uppsala is well established in medical research and recognized for its forward position in biotechnology.

Universities

Main article:
Universities in Sweden

Heraldry

Main article: Heraldry of Uppsala

Sites of interest

Sports teams

Notable natives

Miscellaneous topics

External links


Municipalities of Uppsala County:
Enköping  |  Håbo  |  Tierp  |  Uppsala  |  Älvkarleby  |  Östhammar


Counties of Sweden  |  Sweden


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