Sveriges Kungahus

Stockholm County

The King and Queen visited Stockholm County on Saturday 4 May.
Stockholms läns vapen

Stockholm County

Area: 6,519 km²
County seat: Stockholm
Host for the visit:
County Governor Chris Heister.

Stockholm County has 26 municipalities and more than two million inhabitants. The county was formed in 1714. At that time, the City of Stockholm was not part of the county, instead forming a separate administrative unit, under the Office of the Governor of Stockholm. However, Stockholm was the county seat, making it the only county seat in Sweden to be located outside its county. The City of Stockholm was reunited with its county on 1 January 1968.

The programme for The King and Queen's visit on Saturday 4 May.

09:30 The King and Queen are welcomed to Stockholm County by County Governor Chris Heister. The day begins with a visit to Väddö Dairy Farm in Norrtälje Municipality.
11:30 The King and Queen arrive at Kista and walk to the Victoria Tower to visit Screen Interaction.
12:45 The King and Queen visit the Multicultural Centre in Fittja, Botkyrka. The King gives a speech.
14:10 The King and Queen visit Fittja Mosque.
14:40 The King and Queen arrive at Folkets Hus in Hallunda and Botkyrka International Book Fair.
15:15 The King and Queen visit Ljuset Church, Botkyrka Parish.
16:00 The King and Queen visit ALM Equity at Telefonplan.

The day in Stockholm County concludes with dinner hosted by the County Governor at the County Governor's official residence, Tessin Palace.

For more information about the day in Stockholm County, please contact Olle Castelius, Stockholm County Administrative Board, tel. +46 (0)76 785 45 50,

About Stockholm County by County Governor Chris Heister

"The soul of Stockholm lives in those of us who love this place, with its entertainment and restaurants, the forests, the sea and the archipelago, and the museums, theatres and university."

You can read the County Governor's text here.opens in new window

Download the jubilee image for Stockholm County.

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The King and Queen's visit to Stockholm County