Stockholm County, Sweden
Stockholm (Swedish pronunciation: ˈstɔkːˈhɔlm, ˈstɔkːˈɔlm, ˈstɔkːɔlm ( listen)) is the capital and the largest city of Sweden and constitutes the most populated urban area in Scandinavia.4 It is the site of the national Swedish government, the Riksdag (parliament), and the official residence of the Swedish monarch as well as the prime minister. Since 1980, the monarch has resided at Drottningholm Palace outside of Stockholm and uses the Royal Palace of Stockholm as his workplace and official residence. As of 2009, the Stockholm metropolitan area is home to approximately 22% of Sweden’s population. Stockholm is the most populous city in Sweden, with a population of 829,417 in the municipality (2009), 1.25 million in the urban area (2005), and 2 million in the 6,519 km2 (2,517.00 sq mi) metropolitan area (2009).