Facts & Practical information
Find facts and information about Stockholm that help you plan a successful meeting.
Short facts about Stockholm
- Founded in 1252
- Population of the City of Stockholm 847,073 (December 31, 2010)*
- Population of Greater Stockholm 2,073,952 (December 31, 2010)*
- Area: 449,964 square kilometers
- Built on 14 islands.
Short facts about Sweden
- Constitutional monarchy
- Member of the European Union since 1995
- Total population: 9,464,486 (August 31, 2011)*
- Official language: Swedish
- Time zone: GMT + 1 hour. Daylight saving begins at the end of March and lasts until the end of October.
Non-EU residents have tax-free shopping privileges for goods that are packed and sealed in the shop and meant for use outside Swedish borders. The refund is between 12.5 and 17.5 percent on every purchase exceeding SEK 200 in shops affiliated with Global Blu.
For information on visa requirements, please visit The Swedish Migration Board’s website or contact the Swedish Embassy.
If you are planning to organize an event, it is important to be aware of any permits that are required, and to allow plenty of time to apply for them.
If you need help with permit issues, please contact Stockholm Event Network, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stockholm has four distinct seasons, each with its own characteristics and charm.
Summer: experience the midnight sun. The nights never get completely dark.
Fall: the colors are changing, offering spectacular scenery.
Winter: snowy with crisp air. Enjoy outdoor activities or cuddle up in front of the fireplace.
Spring: spring flowers paint the city and the days are getting longer again.
|Winter (December – March)
|Spring (April – May)
|Summer (June – August)
|Fall (September – November)
Read more about the weather at Sweden.se