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Audio|sv-Södertälje.ogg|Södertälje is a city in
Södermanlandin east central Swedenabout 30 km south of Stockholm, and is the seat of Södertälje Municipality, Stockholm County. The city has a population of about 62,000 out of a municipal total of 81,000. Södertälje has received worldwide attention because of the large influx of Iraqi refugees - Södertälje has taken in more Iraqi refugees than the United States and Canada combined. [http://www.thelocal.se/11040/20080411/0] Södertälje has the largest group of Assyrian/ Aramean-Syriac peoplethan any other city in world, with around 22,000 Assyrians/Syriacsliving in Södertälje, and around 40,000 Assyrians/Syriacsliving in Stockholmcounty.
600AD, the lake Mälarenwas connected to the sea, but due to land elevation, the lake was slowly cut off and boats had to be ported over land to and from the lake.
The name "Telje" is mentioned in the 11th century. To resolve a name conflict with another town that was founded North of Stockholm in the 17th century, "Söder" (meaning "south") was added to create "Södertälje" and "Norr" was added to the other to create "
In the 18th century Södertälje had a
charter, but due to the Great Northern Warand a series of plague epidemics, the population of the city dipped to barely above 200.
Today, Södertälje has Europe's largest exile communities of
Assyriansand Aramean-Syriacswith more than 22,000 inhabitants. In the city, Syriacs also have 5 churches, two bishops, two soccer teams, and the headquarter of TV Channels of Suroyo TVand Suryoyo Satthat is shown worldwide.
Truck manufacturer Scania has its main location in Södertälje. It is also one of the main sites for pharmaceutical company
AstraZeneca. The portof Södertälje is the second in the Stockholmregion. Volkswagenhas its Swedish headquarter located in Södertälje and Lantmännen Axa Foodservice AB is located in Järna10 km south of Södertälje.A large share of the population are immigrants or have parents that are immigrants from various countries which reflects in the business structure of Södertälje as Södertälje has a large share of small family businesses.
The city has
Södertälje SK, an ice hockeyteam in the highest league – Elitserien and plays their matches in AXA Sports Center(aka Scaniarinken). Assyriska FFand Syrianska FCare also two successful football clubs started in 1974 and 1977. They play in the same arena, Södertälje Fotbollsarena. In basketball, Södertälje BBKis one of the best in the country, and became Swedish Champions in the 2004/2005 season.
The town is beautifully situated on a bay of Lake Mälaren, which is here connected with the
Baltic Seaby the Södertälje Canal, 3,5 miles (5,5 km) in length, with a minimum depth of 20 ft (6,5 m). This is on the route followed by the Göta Canal steamboats between Stockholmand Gothenburg. It was opened in 1819and much enlarged in 1924, though a canalwas begun here in the first half of the 15th centuryat the instigation of the patriot Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson.
Södertälje is served by the Stockholm public transport system, but has also a main line railway station for connections outside
Stockholm County. The main railway stationis Södertälje Syd("South") and located some 5 km outside of the city center where most national trains stops. From Södertälje Syd it is possible to take the Stockholm public transport to all stations in the Södertälje area.
Björn Borg, tennis player
Jan Guillou, author and journalist
Bengt Westerberg, former leader of the Liberal People's Party
*Richard, Louis and Per Herrey., the group that won the
Eurovision Song Contest 1984with the song " Diggi-loo diggi-ley"
Johan Edlund, guitarist and vocalist of Tiamat (band)
International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships(1989)
*sv icon [http://runeberg.org/nfch/0111.html article "Södertälje"] from
Nordisk Familjebok(1919)Official web of [http://www.sodertalje.se/ "Södertälje"]
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