Östersund

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Östersund is an urban area (city) in Jämtland in the middle of Sweden.wikipedia
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Mid Sweden University

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The city is the Mid Sweden University's largest campus site with approximately 7,000 students.
Mid Sweden University (Mittuniversitetet) is a Swedish state university located in the region around the geographical center of Sweden, with two campuses in the cities of Östersund and Sundsvall, (until summer 2016 also in the city of Härnösand).

Östersund Municipality

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It is the seat of Östersund Municipality and the capital of Jämtland County.
Its seat is located in Östersund, which is also the county seat of Jämtland County.

Jämtland County

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It is the seat of Östersund Municipality and the capital of Jämtland County.
The county capital is Östersund and the county governor, appointed by the Swedish government, is Jöran Hägglund, who leads the administrative board.

Stad (Sweden)

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Östersund is an urban area (city) in Jämtland in the middle of Sweden.
By 1680 there were 83. The only town founded and chartered during the 18th century was Östersund (1786).

Frösön

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Östersund is located at the shores of Sweden's fifth largest lake, Storsjön, opposite the island Frösön, and is the only city in Jämtland.
Frösön (Frey's island; ; in the local dialect, Jamtlandic) is the largest island in the lake Storsjön, located west of the city Östersund in Jämtland, Sweden.

Storsjön

The Great Lake
Östersund is located at the shores of Sweden's fifth largest lake, Storsjön, opposite the island Frösön, and is the only city in Jämtland.
The city of Östersund is located on the east shore of the lake, opposite Frösön.

Norrland

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With a total population of 44,327 (2010) 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 largest cities in Norrland, from north to south, are Luleå, Skellefteå, Umeå, Östersund, Sundsvall and Gävle.

Storsjöyran

The city festival Storsjöyran has Stortorget as its main centre.
The Festival itself is held in the middle of Östersund the last weekend of July.

List of urban areas in Sweden by population

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With a total population of 44,327 (2010) 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.
22) Östersund – 50,960

Torvalla

In Odensala and Torvalla older settlements existed, the name Odensala can be derived from the Viking age and the Halls of Odin (though Torvalla means "dry wealds" with no reference to Thor).
Torvalla is a city district (Swedish: stadsdel) in southern Östersund, about six kilometres from the city core.

Jämtland

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Östersund is an urban area (city) in Jämtland in the middle of Sweden.
Östersund is Jämtland's only city and is the 24th most populous city in Sweden.

Krokom Municipality

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Östersund is a bimunicipal town because a minor part of it with roughly 400 inhabitants is actually situated in Krokom Municipality.

Biathlon

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Östersund has also hosted several World Championships in various sports such as biathlon, speed skating and ski orienteering along with Swedish National Championships in cross country skiing and snocross.
Each team has a man and a woman, and each runs two 3.0 km legs, except the last leg where the man completes 4.5 km for a total 13.5 km.This event will first be held at the Biathlon World Championships 2019 in Östersund.

Geographical center of Sweden

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As the most centrally located city in Sweden, the city credits itself as the centre of Sweden.
Area towns Ånge and Östersund often claim to be the geographical center of Sweden.

Sollefteå

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For example, Sollefteå at a similar latitude 130 km to the east but at sea level, albeit inland, has almost three degrees warmer July days.
Summer days are very warm for North Central Sweden, being heavily affected by its low elevation in comparison to areas further west such as Östersund.

Uppsala

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Stortorget – the main town square in central Östersund is one of six "closed squares" built in Sweden, the others being the ones in Uppsala, Karlstad, Vimmerby, Piteå and Haparanda.
There are trains to the south, Arlanda, Stockholm and Linköping, to the northwest, Dalarna, and to the north Gävle, Sundsvall, Östersund and to the northern half of Sweden as well as sleeper trains to Narvik in Norway.

Ångermanland

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Another issue that has to be taken into account is the higher elevation of Östersund compared to the weather stations in Ångermanland farther east.
The university has its courses spread over four cities; Härnösand, Sundsvall, Örnsköldsvik and Östersund.

Jämtland Ranger Regiment

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Östersund became a garrison town when the Norrland Artillery Regiment (A 4) was founded in the city 1892, followed by the upgrading of Jämtland Ranger Corps to Jämtland Ranger Regiment (I 23).
The regiment was located in Östersund Garrison in Östersund.

F 4 Frösön

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The dissolution of the union Sweden-Norway contributed with enhancing Östersund as a military city strengthening its presence, the Jämtland Ranger Regiment was located in the city 1910 and the Jämtland Air Force Wing (F 4) came to Frösön 1926.
F 4 Frösön, Kungliga Jämtlands Flygflottilj, Royal Jämtland Air Force Wing, or simply "F 4", is a former Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located at Åre Östersund Airport outside Östersund on Frösön in the middle of Sweden.

Trondheim

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Östersund is situated in inland Scandinavia and connected to Sundsvall in the east on the Swedish coast, and Trondheim in the west at the shores of the Norwegian sea.
Major railway connections are the northbound Nordland Line, the eastbound Meråker Line to Åre and Östersund in Sweden, and two southbound connections to Oslo, the Røros Line and Dovre Line.

Brunflo

Gulf of Brunflo
Several other places had been suggested, like Huså the then-largest settlement in Jämtland along with Krokom, Sunne and Ede outside of Brunflo.
It is situated some 15 km south-east of Östersund.

European route E45

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The European route E14 runs through Östersund from Trondheim to Sundsvall and briefly merges with the European route E45 (referred to as Inlandsvägen locally) coming from the north.
The route passes through Alta (Norway) – Kautokeino – Hetta (Finland) – Palojoensuu – Kaaresuvanto – Gällivare (Sweden) – Porjus – Jokkmokk – Arvidsjaur – Östersund – Mora – Säffle – Åmål – Brålanda – Gothenburg … Frederikshavn (Denmark) – Aalborg – Randers – Århus – Vejle – Kolding – Frøslev – Flensburg (Germany) – Hamburg – Hanover – Göttingen – Kassel – Fulda – Würzburg – Nuremberg – Munich – Rosenheim – Wörgl (Austria) – Innsbruck – Brenner – Fortezza (Italy) – Bolzano – Trento – Verona – Modena – Bologna – Cesena – Perugia – Fiano Romano – Naples – Salerno – Sicignano – Cosenza – Villa San Giovanni … Messina – Catania – Siracusa – Gela.

Åre Östersund Airport

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Åre Östersund Airport (previously named Östersunds flygplats) is an international airport and the ninth biggest in Sweden with roughly 390,000 passengers in 2005.
Åre Östersund Airport, previously known as Östersund–Frösön Airport is located about 11 km west of Östersund, Sweden and 94 km east of Åre, Sweden.

Boden Fortress

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Östersund's importance as a garrison town grew when the city was connected to the Boden Fortress, following the construction of Inlandsbanan.
The plans to strengthen Norrland by building a central fortress either on Frösön outside Östersund, or closer to the coast at Borgsjö outside Ånge, once again fell flat due to lack of money and lower priority compared to fortifications in southern Sweden.

Inland Line

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The city's central position was strengthened when the Inlandsbanan railway was constructed through Jämtland from the north to the south.
In 1907 the Riksdag decided that the first link between Östersund and Ulriksfors was to be built.