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Largest Cities in Sweden

Sweden is the third-largest European country located in Scandinavia. The total population of Sweden is about 10 million, and the majority of the population is based in urban areas. Sweden boasts outstanding infrastructural facilities, and people have a high standard of living. It is home to one of the most beautiful, developed, and peaceful cities in the world.

Some of the largest cities in Sweden are:


Stockholm is the ravishing capital and most populous city of Sweden, which comprises 14 islands on the southeast coast. Around 1.5 people live in Stockholm. Along with significant contribution to culture, politics, and media, Stockholm is the economic hub of the country, accounting for one-third of Sweden’s GDP. The city itself is recognized as a global city and has one of the highest GDP per capita among the European countries.

Some of the world’s top universities like Stockholm School of Economics are based in Stockholm. The fact that Nobel Prize ceremonies are held in Stockholm every year is another appealing characteristic of this city. Other factors like beautifully decorated metro stations, one of the most extended art galleries, and Stockholm Palace make Stockholm stand out from different cities of Sweden.


Gothenburg has been the second-largest city in Sweden for a very long time. Approximately 590,600 people live in Gothenburg, which remains a famous location on the West Coast. The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in the Nordic countries. A number of reputable universities in Gothenburg attract students from all over the world.


Malmö is the third-largest city of Sweden, with a population of about 312,000. It is a culturally diverse city and has become the industrial and economic hub of the province of Scania. State-of-the-art transportation in Malmö is present, which connects the majority of the cities of Sweden and has connected to Copenhagen as well. 

Malmö has risen in popularity in recent times as it has become well-known for the best kebabs in Sweden, and the Malmö FF, the football team, has often emerged to be victorious in national as well as international competitions.


Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden and has a population of 153,000 people. It has some of the oldest universities in the world. Hence, Uppsala is home to many students from all over the world.


Västerås is an industrial city of Sweden in which major corporations like H&M – a well-known clothing brand – and ICA – a chain of supermarkets – were founded. Västerås has a renowned Bandy team that has been the winner of the Swedish championship many times.


Örebro is famous for research, development, and industrial work. It has about 117,600 residents and is the sixth-largest city of Sweden.


The seventh-largest city of Sweden is Linköping. Along with applaudable environmental actions, the city has become a military and air force base,


Sweden’s eighth-largest city, Helsingborg, is home to about 106,400 people. It has the second largest port in Sweden, and efficient transportation method to Denmark as well. Helsingborg is rapidly growing due to the industrial boom Öresund region,


Norrköping is also an important industrial city of Sweden, especially the textile industry. It is the ninth-largest city and has about 96,000 residents. IFK Norrköping is the football team of the city, which has won many local matches,


Sweden’s tenth largest city is Jönköping. With a large number of churches, Jönköping has become the bible belt of the country and has a population of 95,010 people.