Ever since the Öresund Bridge opened in 2000, Southern Sweden and the Copenhagen area have been closely connected. Attracting companies and new residents, the region is home to almost 3.9 million people, which makes it the most populated area in the Nordics.
Stockholm is the economic, cultural and political capital of Sweden. It has a metropolitan area population of 2.5 million, about 25 percent of Sweden’s total. Prosperous, densely populated and vibrant, Stockholm is one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe.
Gothenburg is Sweden’s second-largest city and the fifth largest in the Nordic countries. The city has a population of about 580,000 and circa 1 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Located on the west coast of Sweden and in the center of Scandinavia, Gothenburg is part of a North Sea axis with the Öresund region of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden, to the south and the metropolitan area of Oslo, Norway, to the north.
Norrköping is about 150 kilometers southwest of Stockholm and 300 kilometers northeast of Gothenburg. The city has an airport and is a favorable location with direct access to the European roads 22 (Malmö, Kalmar, Norrköping) and 4 (Uppsala, Stockholm, Jönköping, Ljungby). The Norrköping municipality has about 137,000 inhabitants.
The Jönköping municipality has approximately 135,000 inhabitants, making it one of the 10 largest cities in Sweden. The region is considered one of the most important logistics areas in South Sweden. A well-developed rail and road network provides quick access to Stockholm, Gothenburg, Jönköping Airport and Copenhagen, Denmark. Eighty percent of Sweden’s population is within a 350-kilometer radius of Jönköping.