Lund, Jokkmokk, Jonkoping, Gota Kanal

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Lund, Jokkmokk, Jonkoping, Gota Kanal

Lund University, Sweden
Lund, Jokkmokk, Jonkoping, Gota Kanal


City in the extreme south of Sweden, 16 km (10 miles) northeast of Malmo. It was founded in the early 11th century by the Danish King Canute, who also ruled England between 1016 and 1035. It has a fine Romanesque cathedral, and its university, established in 1668, is the oldest in the country after Uppsala.

Population 82 000


Small community on the Arctic Circle, 825 km (515 miles) north of Stockholm. A centre of Lapp culture, Jokkmokk contains the Lapp People's College and the Lappland Museum.


Industrial city, dating from the 13th century, at the south end of Lake Vattern, about 150 km (95 miles) east of Gothenburg. The mechanized production of safety matches started there in 1845, and it has a match museum. It also produces machinery, chemicals and footwear.

Population 107 362

Gota Kanal

Waterway, using rivers, lakes and canal, which links the city of Gothenburg on Sweden's south-west coast with the Baltic. The waterway follows the Gota River to Lake Vanern, then via canals and stretches of river to Lake Vattern. It emerges on the east coast near Soderkoping. In total, the waterway is some 611 km (380 miles) long. The 19th-century Scottish engineer Thomas Telford was in charge of the project, which was opened in 1832. The Gota River section, 90 km (56 miles) long, is the only part navigable by ocean-going ships.

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