10 Interesting Facts About Sigtuna

Interesting Facts About Sigtuna

Facts About Sigtuna

  1. Sigtuna is an urban area in the county of Stockholm in Sweden.
  2. The distance from Sigtuna to Sweden’s capital Stockholm is approximately 23 miles.
  3. Sigtuna is famous for the Sigtuna boarding school.
  4. Sigtuna is situated at the bay Skarven, stretching around Upplands-Bro and a part of Lake Mälaren.
  5. Sigtuna was founded on what was then the shore of Lake Mälaren just over 1,000 years ago.
  6. The current coat of arms can be traced to the town’s first known seal, dating from 1311.
  7. The Population of Sigtuna is 48,964, as of 2018.
  8. In 970, King Erik the Victorious looked out at the surroundings and pointed out the location where Sigtuna town would be built.
  9. In the late 19th century, it still only hosted about 600 people, and was the smallest town in Sweden.
  10. The town remained insignificant until the second half of the 20th century. Much of the population growth can be related to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, situated some 10 km from Sigtuna.
Interesting Facts About Sigtuna
Interesting Facts About Sigtuna
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