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Welcome to the City of Linköping

Linköping is one of Sweden’s fastest growing cities. The population is constantly increasing and we are now 157 000 inhabitants. We are currently Sweden’s fifth largest city and a part of the expansive East Sweden Business Region.

For decades the city has been characterized by world-class high technology in the fields of aviation, IT and the environment. A third of the city’s workforce are engaged in areas related to aviation and the region leads the way in cleantech with a well developed industry focused on recycling and renewable fuels.

Education and innovation

In Linköping there is a strong force of innovation especially in Science Park Mjärdevi, which is one of Europe’s leading technology parks with 6 000 employees in 300 companies. The focus areas in the park are visualization, modeling and simulation, connectivity and mobile broadband, vehicle safety and security systems.


Our highly ranked university is situated next to Science Park Mjärdevi and holds more than 27 000 students. We also have a university hospital with highly specialized medical treatment and research.

Linköping is supported by good transportation including two airports. Furthermore the city is characterized by a lively commerce and holds one of the nation’s largest shopping areas. In addition there are a number of conferences and events throughout the year which attract visitors from all over the world.

Heritage and culture

Proud ancestors from the Middle Ages hover over the city. Our history lives on in the form of the well-preserved city centre, where shops, cafés and restaurants share space with the cathedral and other historic buildings. Around us we enjoy the beautiful nature. We have unique oak woodlands with a fascinating wildlife and vegetation. We can also offer swimming och boating along Kinda Canal and Göta Canal as well as many nearby beautiful lakes.

Linköping is a rich city. History, nature and development meet here. We can proudly state that we are a city of the future – the city where ideas come to life!

Last updated 05 April 2019