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Östersund (pronounced [œstɛˈʂɵnːd] (listen); Southern Sami: Staare) is an urban area (city) 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 50,960 (2017) Östersund is the 22nd most populous city in Sweden, the 46th most populous city in Scandinavia, and by far the largest inland city in Northern Sweden.
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. 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.Östersund is marketed as Vinterstaden – Winter City. Winter City as a project is run by the Municipality together with city enterprises. Östersund has had a long history as a centre of outdoor activities with a modern cross-country ski stadium and an actual piste in the city itself. Östersund has also hosted several World Championships in various sports such as biathlon, speed skating and ski orienteering along with Swedish National Championships in cross country skiing and snocross. The city has been the applicant city of Sweden for several Winter Olympic Games, but has yet to host one. The precursor to the Winter Olympic Games, the Nordic Games, were however held at several occasions in the city, due to lack of snow in Stockholm.
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Municipality in Sweden



Östersunds FK

Östersunds FK

Football club

Åre Östersund Airport

Åre Östersund Airport

Airport in Sweden

  • Desc: Åre Östersund Airport, previously known as Östersund–Frösön Airport is located about 11 km west of Östersund, Sweden and 94 km east of Åre, Sweden. The airport opened in 1958. Åre Östersund airport is an international airport and served 465,196 passengers in 2015.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%85re_%C3%96stersund_Airport
  • Type: Thing, Airport, Place
  • Result Score: 106.14
Östersund Ski Stadium

Östersund Ski Stadium

Ski resort in Östersund, Sweden

  • Desc: The Östersund Ski Stadium is a cross-country skiing, biathlon and ski orienteering facility in Östersund, Sweden. In October 2013 it was appointed national stadium for Swedish biathlon.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96stersund_Ski_Stadium
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 52.93

IFK Östersund

Football club

Östersund Arena

Östersund Arena

Arena in Östersund, Sweden

  • Desc: Östersund Arena is a multi-purpose venue in Östersund, Sweden. The arena can be used for curling, ice hockey, field hockey, figure skating, gymnastics. The arena opened in 2013, and replaced the Z-hallen for the Östersunds IK ice hockey team.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96stersund_Arena
  • Type: Thing, Place, StadiumOrArena
  • Result Score: 28.81



Östersunds IK

Ice hockey team

  • Desc: Östersunds IK is a Swedish ice hockey club from Östersund. The club was founded in 1965 and has played 21 seasons in Sweden's second-tier hockey league.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96stersunds_IK
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 21.25


Pop band

  • Desc: Vapnet is a Swedish indie pop band from Östersund, signed by record label Hybris. Lead singer is Martin Abrahamsson, who is also active in the indie pop band Sibiria. Their single "Kalla mig" was a big sleeper hit in Sweden in spring/summer 2005.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vapnet
  • Type: Thing, MusicGroup
  • Result Score: 10.98

Östersunds DFF

Football club

  • Desc: Östersunds DFF is a Swedish football club in Östersund, Sweden. The club was formed 2001 as a co-operation between two Östersund clubs, originally using the name Storsjöns DFF, which was later changed to Ope-Frösö DFF and finally to Östersunds DFF in 2004.
  • URL: http://www.laget.se/ODFF
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96stersunds_DFF
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 6.25

Östersunds BS

Bandy team

  • Desc: Östersunds BS is a bandy club in Östersund, Sweden, established on 5 September 1974 when Ope IF's bandy section was disestablished. The women's bandy team debuted in the Swedish top division during the season of 2013-2014.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96stersunds_BS
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 2.18

2016–17 Biathlon World Cup


  • Desc: The 2016–17 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started on 27 November 2016 in Östersund, Sweden and ended on 19 March 2017 in Holmenkollen, Norway.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016%E2%80%9317_Biathlon_World_Cup
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.88



  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.31

Optand Airport

Airport in Sweden

  • Type: Thing, Airport, Place
  • Result Score: 0.22
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