Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and holds the distinction of being the most populous of all the capitals in the Nordic region. Stockholm is located over fourteen islands as well as the mainland areas of Södermanland and Uppland. The city is home to a host of government agencies including Parliament House, the high courts, and the official residences of both the King of Sweden and its prime minister. Bodies of water near Stockholm include the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälar.

According to recent statistics from 2016, the population of the city of Stockholm stands at approximately 942,370 with a population density of 13,000 residents per square mile. The city’s metropolitan area is made up of twenty six municipalities with a total population of 2,226,795 and a population density of 880 citizens per square mile.

Stockholm is a city brimming with culture and history. Some of the most popular tourist attractions include about one hundred museums such as the Vasa Museum, Nationalmuseum, and Moderna Museet (or Museum of Modern Art). Other popular sites include Tessin Palace, a baroque town house, Riddarholm Church, Bonde Palace, and the Stockholm City Theatre.

Stockholm’s climate has been classified as oceanic or maritime. Winters are characterized by cloudy skies with most rainfall and snow occurring during the months of December and January. Summers are generally warm. The spring and fall seasons in Stockholm are usually cool to mild in terms of average temperatures.

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