10 Interesting Facts About Uppsala


Facts About Uppsala

  1. Uppsala is the capital of Uppsala County and the fourth-largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.
  2. The Population of Uppsala is 168,096, as of 2017.
  3. Uppsala is one of Sweden’s oldest cities.
  4. Uppsala is home to the well-known student residential area of Flogsta.
  5. Today Uppsala is well established in medical research and recognized for its leading position in biotechnology.
  6. The city is the site of the oldest university in Scandinavia, founded in 1477.
  7. Uppsala was once known as Östra Aros, and was a port town of Gamla Uppsala.
  8. the Celsius scale for temperature was invented in Uppsala. 
  9. The largest arena in Uppsala is Fyrishov and is Sweden’s fourth most visited, specialized in swimming, sports events, meetings, and recreation.
  10. Uppsala has no airport, Arlanda Airport is located about 30 km south of Uppsala. Ärna Airport north of Uppsala is a military airport.
Facts About Uppsala
Facts About Uppsala