. Culture The city has many cafés, bar (Bar (establishment))s, pubs and nightclubs. The city has a long café tradition, as they were important early on for the rich association life that came with the popular movements. It was natural for visitors from
is 30 per cent higher than it ought to be, given the number of inhabitants the city has. Trade in the central business district (''Staden'' — the City) is mostly concentrated to the shopping and pedestrian street Prästgatan where large local shopping
, so you can get on and off the train. The train is rather touristic, but it's a very special way to get to Östersund. If you are traveling from locations around or in Trondheim (Norway) you can ride with "''Nabotåget''". A beautiful journey starting in Trondheim and ends in Östersund, and an perfect opportunity to see great mountains and vast nature landscapes. By car The route E14 connects Östersund to several cities in both Norway and Sweden. You can reach E14 both south
hall.jpg thumb left Östersund City Hall The most well known landmark of Östersund is the national romantic city hall (Östersund City Hall). It is 51 meters tall and contains 136 rooms. It is the greatest constructional symbol of the National Romantic architecture in Östersund. Pentén, Gudrun (1986). "Så byggdes Östersund" (in Swedish) in Jörgen Björklund: ''Östersunds historia III'', p. 387. The city hall looks almost like a fortress and affiliates especially
roughly 700 different animals like Siberian tigers, lions, polar wolves (polar wolf), monkeys etc. Frözö Zoo also has a tropic house, a biological museum and an amusement park. Outside of Östersund in the village Orrviken there's a Moose Zoo, called ''Moose Garden'' allowing close encounters with tame moose. Färgfabriken ('the colour factory') is a culture experimental centre based in Stockholm, that perceive itself as a laboratory of contemporary art. A branch
children can have a great time there. During summer and high season there are over 120 live actors performing and staging 19th century Östersund, very fun and learning to watch. You can also find restaurants, cafeterias, animals to visit and a lot of activities at Jamtli. The museum is divided into two parts, one inside (''where the exhibitions are located, audio guides available'') and one outside area. The former is live and open during summertime, however you are still able to visit
; (in Swedish) in Jörgen Björklund: ''Östersunds historia III'', p. 360. A very common feature of these houses were towers, some even resembling those on old castles like the one on Hotell Grand at the main square. In the early 20th century a new age had come and in the main road, Prästgatan, the new age came fiercely. The wooden houses were replaced by stone buildings, because a city's well being was measured in how many stone buildings it had. At the same time military barracks
barracks were constructed in connection to the older settlement. Pentén, Gudrun (1986). "Så byggdes Östersund" (in Swedish) in Jörgen Björklund: ''Östersunds historia III'', p. 371. Jugendstil became popular too as an addition to the National Romantic style architecture. left 250px thumb Storgatan in Östersund with an alley, a window to the west, down towards Storsjön. (File:Storgatan in Östersund.jpg) In the 1930s, the Functionalism
. - The track "Song No. 6" features the Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith and also appears on her ''Duets (Duets (Ane Brun album))'' album. It was recorded at an after-show party following their performances at the Storsjöyran festival in Östersund, Sweden. Album notes by Ane Brun, archived at her official web site The track "Balloon Ranger" was said by Ane to be analogous to her troubles learning the English language, or rather how she sometimes comes up with nonsense words that have no inherent meaning. She later used the song's title for the name of her record label. **Örnsköldsvik - Örnsköldsvik Airport (SK) **Östersund - Åre Östersund Airport (SK) **Ronneby - Ronneby Airport (SK) commons:Östersund
the currents. This is due to the Scandinavian Mountain Range acting as a natural barrier, receiving most of the precipitation (Precipitation (meteorology)), giving Östersund and the surrounding area a rain deficit. commons:Östersund
'''Östersund''' ( ) is an urban area (Urban areas in Sweden) (city (Stad (Sweden))) in Jämtland in the middle of Sweden. It is the seat of Östersund Municipality and the capital of Jämtland County. Östersund is located at the shores of Sweden's fifth largest lake, Storsjön, opposite the island Frösön, and is the only city in Jämtland. Östersund is the region's cultural and economical centre and by tradition a city of trade and commerce. Östersund had one of the most extensive garrisons in Sweden prior to its closure in the early 21st century. The city is the Mid Sweden University's largest campus site with approximately 7 000 students. With a total population of 44,327 (2010) Östersund is the 24th most populous city in Sweden (List of cities in Sweden by population), the 46th most populous city in Scandinavia (List of cities in Scandinavia by population), and by far the largest inland city in Northern Sweden (Norrland).
The city was the only Swedish city founded and chartered in the 18th century. Östersund was founded in order to create a trade monopoly over Jämtland whose inhabitants' lucrative trade annoyed the Swedish crown. The intention was to persuade the local farmers to deliver merchandise to middlemen in Östersund, but the population opposed this economic philosophy, and Östersund long remained small. Jacobsson, Hans (1992). "Östersunds tillkomst" (in Swedish) in Sten Rentzhog: ''Jämten 1993'', p. 140-145 It took until the end of the 19th century for Östersund to truly become a city, after the arrival of the railroad and the economic liberalization of that time.
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. Östersund is located in the middle of Scandinavia, in the middle of Sweden, in the middle of Jämtland County and in the middle of Östersund Municipality. As the most centrally located city in Sweden, the city credits itself as the ''centre of Sweden (Geographical center of Sweden)''. Familjen Medelsvensson - The average Swedish family Statistics Sweden
Östersund is marketed as ''Vinterstaden'' — Winter City. Vinterstaden Official website