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
as part of a line from Kristinehamn to Ludvika. frame right Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (Image:Peterson-berger.jpg) '''Olof Wilhelm Peterson-Berger''' (27 February 1867, Ullånger, Ångermanland, Sweden — 3 December 1942, Östersund, Sweden) was a Swedish (Sweden) composer and music critic. As a composer, his main musical influences were Grieg (Edvard Grieg), August Söderman and Wagner (Richard Wagner) as well as Swedish folk idiom ref name
, Gothenburg, 2011 significant_projects Victoria Olympia Stadium, Stockholm, 1996, Scandinavian Tower, Malmö, 1997, Dalsland Lodge, 2002, Breath of Life, Östersund, 2003, Glaskasten in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, 2005 awards Kasper Salin Prize 1988, 1993, 2001, 2006 and 2007, ECSN European Award for Excellence in Concrete 2002, Prince Eugen Medal 2005, Mies van der Rohe Award nominee 2006, American Architecture Awards 2007, World Architecture Festival Award 2008
as "East Sound (Sound (geography))". The name of the strait derives from an older Jamtish (Jamtlandic) name now present in the form ''Åstersånn''. Climate Östersund has a subarctic climate (Köppen (Köppen climate classification): Dfc) and is located in the far north of the north temperate climate zone. The cold Arctic winds that occasionally find their way to the city are called ''nordvästan'' (''the north-westerner'') or ''kallvästan'' (''the cold-westerner'') locally
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
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
; (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
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
of an open-air section (Open air museum) with historical buildings, as well as an indoor museum which houses exhibitions about the regions cultural history, from the stone age until modern times. Local history has been very popular in Jämtland for over 100 years, due to the extensive cultural home ground movement that emerged in the late 19th and early 20th century. The movement founded Jamtli to preserve the cultural heritage. Many people live in rural areas and small villages, and in cities
roads publisher UNECE page 14 date 2002-04-05 accessdate 2010-07-26 Just east of Trondheim, the road goes through the 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