The Old town in Stockholm seen from the air
|• City||188 km2 (73 sq mi)|
|• Urban||381.63 km2 (147.35 sq mi)|
|• Metro||6,519 km2 (2,517 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2011)|
|• Density||4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
| • ||1,372,565|
|• Urban density||3,597/km2 (9,320/sq mi)|
| • ||2,091,473|
|• Metro density||320/km2 (830/sq mi)|
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Stockholm is the
Central Stockholm has four different parts - Kungsholmen, Södermalm, Norrmalm and Östermalm. Kungsholmen and Södermalm are islands, while Norrmalm and Östermalm are parts of the mainland. Also, there are several smaller islands in the inner city - Gamla Stan, Riddarholmen, Djurgården and Skeppsholmen. Since Stockholm has so many islands, it is sometimes referred to as the "Venice of the North".
Gamla Stan is the oldest part of the city - the name means "Old Town", and is usually called that in English. Djurgården is mostly a large park, but there are buildings on the island. Most of these are museums that commemorate Sweden's and Stockholm's past - like Skansen, a zoo with a Swedish theme. Skeppsholmen is an island that used to be a training ground and military school, but most of the buildings are now used for museums and art galleries, such as the Modern Museum, or the East Asian museum. Riddarholmen is a part of Gamla Stan, but actually a different island.
All of the islands in Stockholm are connected by several bridges. The biggest one is Västerbron, going from Kungsholmen to Södermalm.