Infos about the region Uppland
Uppland is a province located on the east coast bordering to the Mälaren lake and is one of the provinces in which the capital, Stockholm, is located in. The second part is located in Södermanland. Traditionally, the line between the two provinces is drawn in the water between the old town and the district of Södermalm in central Stockholm. Uppland has about 1.3 million inhabitants, making it the country's most populous region. Of course it has to do with Stockholm and its many job oppurtunites. However, many live in one of all those cities and towns in the Mälardalen region. Many people commute for example from and to Sweden's fourth largest city Uppsala (about 160 000 inhabitants). Uppsala is a picturesque university town characterized by the river of Fyrisån, which flows through the city, the cathedral (Gothic brick building dating from 1435 and the largest church in Scandinavia) and the castle. This silhouette is something most inhabitants want to keep, which has lead to the fact that only a few buildings exceed five-six storeys. The University culture is strong and it is perhaps Sweden's most popular university. Fifteen Nobel Prize winners have studied or worked at the university, and among its alumni eight regents and fourteen prime ministers can be found. Uppland has 130,000 known archaeological sites and a number of hiking trails for those interested. And we can recommend Roslagen, the archipelago that spreads out along the coast, both on the mainland and islands. Come to the Uppland and experience everything from urban to nature!