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Norrköping

Administration
Full nameNorrköping
Official nameNorrköping
CountrySweden
ProvinceÖstergötland
CountyÖstergötland County
MunicipalityNorrköping Municipality
Geography
Total Area13.8 sq mi (35.68 km2)
Demography
Total Population87247 (2010-12-31)
Density (pop.)2446/km2 (6335.1/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)

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Norrköping -svˈnɔrːˈɕøːpɪŋ 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 87,247 inhabitants in 2010, out of a municipal total of 130,050, 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 [sour bun] was a local nickname for the textile workers, and stan is short for Staden, which means The City or The Town in Swedish)


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