Norrköping is a city in the province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County. The city has a population of about 90,000 inhabitants, out of a municipal total of little more than130,000, making it Sweden's tenth largest city and eighth largest municipality.

The city is situated by the mouth of the river Motala ström, at Bråviken, an inlet of the Baltic Sea. Water power from the Motala ström and the good harbour were factors that facilitated the rapid growth of this once industrial city, known for its textile industry. It has several nicknames such as: "Sweden's Manchester", "Peking" and "Surbullestan" (Surbulle [sour bun] was a local nickname for the textile workers, and stan is short for Staden.

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Bråviken, the naval way to Norrköping The towers of industry and other buildings from Bråviken. One part of  the harbour. From the area close to the airport Norrköping by night. The townhall in the centre.
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Water has always provided power to the city. Christmas time Winter Historic reminiscence The stones from Norrköping have been exploited