It was first settled around the year 1000 as a Viking village, then called Agnafit.
Today, the city is known as the center of Swedish media, politics, and culture, and is renowned for its beauty, waterfront, abundance of parks, environmentalism, cleanliness, and architecture.
People Born in Stockholm
Stockholm in People's Lives
Magnus Carlsen: I traveled here to compete in a chess tournament, the Salongernas IM, in 2003, where I obtained my second IM Norm.
Pearl S. Buck: I attended the Nobel Awards ceremony here at the Swedish Academy in December of 1938. I won the Nobel Prize for Literature. For my acceptance speech, I spoke about the Chinese novel, and I was handed the award by King Gustav V of Sweden.
Rudyard Kipling: I traveled here in 1907, to proudly accept the Nobel Prize in Literature. I was the first English-language recipient of the prize.
Zuzanna Bijoch: I often travel here for shoots, and am represented by the modeling agency Mikas here.