In November 2006, the E 45 was extended with the current Swedish national road 45, which makes it start from Karesuando at the E 8 (European route E8) at the Swedish–Finnish border, over Östersund–Mora (Mora (locality))–Grums, to Gothenburg and on. This extended the length of the route by about . The signs of road 45 was changed to E 45 during the summer of 2007. The E 45 has now no other national number. In Sweden
first World Cup race victory, and with the runner-up, teammate Frode Andresen, making his best result this season, using 10 seconds more than Eckhoff. Sergei Rozhkov (Сергей Рожков) of Russia gets the third place, 1 second after Andresen. (IBU EBU results) *Cross-country skiing: In the World Cup (Cross-country skiing World Cup medalists) 6×1.2 km classical technique Team Sprint event in Asiago
and restaurants gather near the lake. *Jamtli Christmas Market is well attended market taking place the second weekend of Advent. *Expo Norr, Sweden's oldest merchandise trade fair held in June with roughly 400 exhibitors. 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
was sold to large corporations since for the first time in history the farmers could earn money from their forests. In Jämtland County (including the province of Härjedalen) the number of people living outside an urban area is 34% of the total population, making Jämtland one of the largest rural regions in Scandinavia. Most people in Jämtland live in Storsjöbygden, the area around lake Storsjön which includes Jämtland's only chartered city (Cities of Sweden), Östersund, founded 1786
*The Winter Festival is the name for all the events that took place during the Biathlon World Championships 2008. It included a ''festival of light'', live music, new school skiing at the town square, a film
, the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the Dissolution of the USSR (History of the Soviet Union (1985–1991)#Dissolution of the USSR) in 1991 Sweden had lost its national threat and the demand for a strong defense organization was deemed unnecessary. The issue was debated throughout the 1990s and the final decision came in 2004 where all military presence in Östersund was ended. Upon delivering the message the Swedish Minister for Defence (Minister for Defence (Sweden)) Leni Björklund was publicly booed (Booing) by the city's inhabitants. The ending of Östersund's status as a garrison town has however created a larger enthusiasm regarding the city's future as the private sector has grown larger and more companies are being established, much of which is due to the financial compensation the State offered. The older areas reserved for military activities have been opened up and two more urban districts were made available. Politics and governance left thumb 150px Östersund Municipality is governed from the city hall. (File:Stadsvapensflagga framför Östersunds rådhus.jpg) commons:Östersund
and restaurants gather near the lake. *Jamtli Christmas Market is well attended market taking place the second weekend of Advent. *Expo Norr, Sweden's oldest merchandise trade fair held in June with roughly 400 exhibitors. *The Winter Park
and the Aurora Borealis (Aurora (astronomy)). The large church is a monumental feature in Östersund's cityscape. It is a basilica made of bricks with clear distinguished aisle. The quire (Choir (architecture)) is three-sided and the large steeple (steeple (architecture)) is facing the west: Storsjön and the fells of Oviken. History thumb The Frösö Runestone is situated on Frösön in Östersund. (File:Frösöstenen.jpg) Lake Storsjön's shores have
, 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 and north from Sweden, as well as from the area around Trondheim (Norway). From Östersund you are also able to travel to most (''if not all'') major destinations and villages in Jämtland. By bus There are several buses that connects Östersund with the rest of the country. If you happen to be in the north of Sweden, you can use the buses operated by Länstrafiken i Västerbotten. From Stockholm and more southern parts there are several companies providing direct way travels, for example Swebus. * 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