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The capital and largest city of Sweden, in the eastern part of the country on the Baltic Sea. Founded in the mid-1200s, it grew as a trade center allied with the Hanseatic League. Stockholm became the official capital of Sweden in 1634.
Stockholm(ˈstɒkhəʊm; Swedish ˈstɔkhɔlm)
(Placename) the capital of Sweden, a port in the E central part at the outflow of Lake Mälaren into the Baltic: situated partly on the mainland and partly on islands; traditionally founded about 1250; university (1877). Pop: 765 582 (2004 est)
Stock•holm(ˈstɒk hoʊm, -hoʊlm)
the chief seaport in and the capital of Sweden, in the SE part. 711,119; with suburbs 1,606,157.