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Norrköping..The city of history and tourism

Ihab Salim-Independent journalist-Sandviken-Sweden-INA:

Norrköping is a city in the province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County.
The city has a population of 83,561 inhabitants in 2005, out of a municipal total of 127,059, making it Sweden's tenth largest city and eighth largest municipality.
The city is situated by the mouth of the river Motala ström, at Bråviken, an inlet of the Baltic Sea.
Water power from the Motala ström and the good harbour were factors that facilitated the rapid growth of this once industrial city, known for its textile industry.
It has several nicknames such as: "Sweden's Manchester" , "Peking" and "Surbullestan" (Surbulle was a local nickname for the textileworkers, and stan´ is short for Staden, which means The City or The Town in Swedish.


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Added: Jun-29-2009 Occurred On: Jun-29-2009
By: iraq4allnews
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Location: Norrkping, Ostergotlands Lan, Sweden (load item map)
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