We just completely updated our website. Let us know if you are encountering any issues.


Östersund (pronounced [œstɛˈʂɵnːd] ; Southern Sami: Staare) is an urban area (city) in Jämtland in the middle of Sweden. It is the seat of Östersund Municipality and the capital of Jämtland County. Östersund is located at the shores of Sweden's fifth largest lake, Storsjön, opposite the island Frösön, and is the only city in Jämtland. Östersund is the region's cultural and economical centre and by tradition a city of trade and commerce. Östersund had one of the most extensive garrisons in Sweden prior to its closure in the early-21st century. The city is the Mid Sweden University's largest campus site with approximately 7,000 students. With a total population of 50,960 (2017) Östersund is the 22nd most populous city in Sweden, the 46th most populous city in Scandinavia, and by far the largest inland city in Northern Sweden.
The city was the only Swedish city founded and chartered in the 18th century. Östersund was founded in order to create a trade monopoly over Jämtland whose inhabitants' lucrative trade annoyed the Swedish crown. The intention was to persuade the local farmers to deliver merchandise to middlemen in Östersund, but the population opposed this economic philosophy, and Östersund long remained small.



World Heritage Sites Brutalisms Atlas Obscuras Audio Guides News
Austrått Pyramid 2021251.3kmsite_ao
Njupeskärs Vattenfall 2021197.7kmsite_ao
This Swedish Farm Is the Only Producer of Moose Cheese 2019235kmsite_ao
Falu Gruva (Falun Mine) 2020291kmsite_ao
World’s Smallest Dala Horse 2020290.5kmsite_ao
Halvikhula 2020241.2kmsite_ao
water in Trondheim en 213.3kmsite_izi
The Replica of Fet-Mats 2020290.9kmsite_ao
The Original Ornäsbjork 2020299.1kmsite_ao
Silverpilen (Silver Arrow) 2020187.2kmsite_ao
Äventyrsgruvan Tuna-Hästberg (Tuna-Hästberg Adventure Mine) 2020316.6kmsite_ao
Springkällan (The Spring) 2020252.1kmsite_ao
Gs 13 Runestone 2019307.6kmsite_ao
Storelgen (The Big Moose) 2018255.8kmsite_ao
Café i Fårhus 2019291.1kmsite_ao
Witch Mountain Memorial 2019154kmsite_ao
Lycksele Ice Pillar 2019253.2kmsite_ao
The Tiny Troll Who Protects Sweden’s Environment 2019165kmsite_ao
Storelgen (The Big Elk) 2018255.8kmsite_ao
Bureplatsen Land Art Sculpture 2018159.9kmsite_ao
This Ski Tunnel Was Once a Top-Secret Military Facility 201840.3kmsite_ao
Would You Sit on Ice for 66 Hours? 2018188.9kmsite_ao
Säter Museum of Mental Health 2017320.2kmsite_ao
Fet-Mats grav (Grave of Fet-Mats) 2017289.6kmsite_ao
The Wildman of Swedish Lapland 2018244.8kmsite_ao
Maihaugen Museum 315.1kmsite_brutalism
Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun 2001290.7kmsite_whs
Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland 2012182kmsite_whs
Vegaøyan – The Vega Archipelago 2004304.6kmsite_whs
Røros Mining Town and the Circumference 1980177.9kmsite_whs

About the source: Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a multilingual online encyclopedia created and maintained as an open collaboration project by a community of volunteer editors, using a wiki-based editing system. It is the largest and most popular general reference work on the World Wide Web, and is one of the 20 most popular websites ranked by Alexa, as of March 2020. It features exclusively free content and no commercial ads, and is owned and supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization funded primarily through donations.