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Uppsala

Administration
Full nameUppsala
Official nameUppsala
CountrySweden
ProvinceUppland
CountyUppsala County
MunicipalityUppsala Municipality
Geography
Total Area18.8 sq mi (48.77 km2)
Demography
Total Population190 156 (2010-12-31)
Density (pop.)2880/km2 (7459.2/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)

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Uppsala (-svˈɵpːˈsɑːla; older spelling Upsala) is the capital of Uppsala County and the fourth largest city of Sweden with 140,454 inhabitants (2010).

Located about 70 km north of the capital, Stockholm, it is also the seat of the Uppsala Municipality. Since 1164, Uppsala has been the ecclesiastical centre of Sweden, being the seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the oldest centre of higher education in Scandinavia.


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