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  • Ystad (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈy̌ːsta(d)]; older Danish: Ysted) is a town and the seat of Ystad Municipality, in Scania County, Sweden Ystad had 18,350 inhabitants in 2010 The settlement dates from the 11th century and has become a busy ferryport, local administrative centre, and tourist attraction

  • Visby (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈvǐːsbʏ]) is an urban area in Sweden and the seat of Gotland Municipality in Gotland County on the island of Gotland with 24,330 inhabitants as of 2017 Visby is also the episcopal see for the Diocese of Visby The Hanseatic city of Visby is arguably the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia, and, since 1995, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list

  • Vetlanda (pronunciation) is a locality and the seat of Vetlanda Municipality, Jönköping County, Sweden with 13,050 inhabitants in 2010

  • Västerås ( VEST-ər-OHSS, US also -⁠AWSS, Swedish: \vɛstɛrˈoːs:) is a city in central Sweden on the shore of Lake Mälaren in the province of Västmanland, 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Stockholm The city had a population of 127,799 at the end of 2019, out of the municipal total of 154,049 Västerås is the seat of Västerås Municipality, the capital of Västmanland County and an episcopal see

  • Värnamo (pronounced \ˈvæːɳamuː:), historically known as Wernamo, is a town in Jönköping County in the south of Sweden It is situated on the river Lagan just north of the lake Vidöstern It is the seat of Värnamo Municipality and has 19,778 inhabitants as of 31 December 2020

  • Varberg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈvɑ̂ːrbærj]; is a locality and the seat of Varberg Municipality, Halland County, Sweden, with 35,782 inhabitants in 2019Varberg and all of Halland are well known for their "typical west coast" sandy beaches In Varberg the coast changes from wide sandy beaches to rocky terrain that continues north into the Bohuslän archipelago and as far as the North Cape

  • Uppsala (, also US: or all ending in , Swedish: \ˈɵ̂pːˌsɑːla:; archaically spelled Upsala) is the county seat of Uppsala County and the fourth-largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö. It had 177,074 inhabitants in 2019.Located 71 km (44 mi) north of the capital Stockholm it is also the seat of Uppsala Municipality. Since 1164, Uppsala has been the ecclesiastical centre of Sweden, being the seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. Uppsala is home to Scandinavia's largest cathedral – Uppsala Cathedral, which was the frequent site of the coronation of the Swedish monarch until the late 19th century.Uppsala Castle, built on the site of the former residence of the Archbishop by King Gustav Vasa, served as one of the royal residences of the Swedish monarchs, and was expanded several times over its history, making Uppsala the secondary capital of Sweden during its greatest extent. Today it serves as the residence of the Governor of Uppsala County. Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the oldest centre of higher education in Scandinavia. Among the many scholars associated with the city include Anders Celsius, inventor of the centigrade temperature scale that now bears his name, and Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy. Other well-known Uppsala residents include filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld, chemists Jöns Jacob Berzelius and Svante Arrhenius, actress Viveca Lindfors, and singer Malena Ernman.

  • Umeå, town and capital of Västerbotten län (county), northeastern Sweden. It lies on the left bank of the Umeå River near the Gulf of Bothnia. It has long been an educational and cultural centre for northern Sweden. In 1622 it was incorporated by Gustav II Adolf. After suffering several destructive fires, especially in 1888, it was largely rebuilt. It is a commercial centre and port and manufactures furniture and machinery; it also has sawmills, the products of which are exported from its foreport, Holmsund. Umeå University (1965) has a sizable school of medicine. An open-air museum in the town has exhibits and collections illustrating the area’s past. Pop. (2005 est.) mun., 110,758.

  • Uddevalla (old Norwegian: Oddevold) is a town and the seat of Uddevalla Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden In 2021, it had a population of 34,781It is located at a bay of the south-eastern part of Skagerrak

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