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Link?ping is the largest town in ?sterg?tland and the capital of the county ?sterg?tland. It's Sweden's 5th largest city with 135.000 inhabitants.

Link?ping has a world-class expertise in high-tech technologies with several succesful companies in aviation, software, electronics and telecom.

The university in Link?ping is one of the most highly regarded in Sweden with several high profile former students and ground breaking new education programs in computer science and economics. Link?ping University with it's Institute of Technology is one of the 20 largest in Europe, with over 26,500 students, 3,500 employes and 300 professors.

Old Linköping

In Linköping an outdoor cultural museum consisting of several blocks of 19th century buildings and scenary is preserved. Old craftmanshiphouses, museums and genuine residential houses, farm houses and gardens has been moved here.

Aviation

Link?ping has been a centre for Swedish aviation for nearly a century. The first flight school for pilots was set up in Link?ping by the first Swedish aviator as early as 1912.

In 1937 SAAB started construction of military aircrafts, some of these have been The Flying Barrel, the Draken and the Viggen. The latest fighter is Gripen, the first operational 4th generation figther. You can see and hear it beeing test flown from Saab's airfield on the outskirt of Link?ping.

  • Last visit to Linköping: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 21, 2004
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