Norrkoping

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The city of Norrköping in Sweden was once known for its textile industry. The city has two nicknames: Sweden's Manchester, and Peking. The city is situated where the river Motala ström drains into Slätbaken, a gulf of the Baltic Sea. Water power from this river and the good harbor was the foundation of the once industrial city. In the latter decades of the 20th century, Norrköping suffered hard from closing down of several big industries, causing unemployment in large numbers.

Around the turn of the millennium 2000, Norrköping is coming back strong, now as a center of culture and education. The city has a famous public library (http://www.nsb.norrkoping.se/), a campus of Linköping University, a Museum of Labour (Arbetets museum), and a high-tech industry park called Pronova.

See also the website of the municipality of Norrköping, http://www.norrkoping.se/