According to historians, the capital and largest city of Sweden, Stockholm, was founded in 1187. There are 2 main versions of the origin of the name of the capital. According to one of them, the name comes from the words "holme" (an island) and "stack" - a bay (an island in a bay), according to another version, it means "stock" - piles (an island on stilts).
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According to 2012 statistics, the population of Stockholm exceeded 870 thousand people, more than 1.2 million live in the suburbs.
The city has a unique geographical location - it stands on a channel (coast) connecting the Baltic Sea bay and Lake Mälaren, in the south-east of Sweden.