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Norrköping [ˈˈnɔrʃøːpɪŋ] (population 123 971), is a City and is a Municipality in Östergötland County, in southeast Sweden. The city is situated where the river Motala ström drains into Bråviken , a gulf of the Baltic Sea. The city has two nicknames: Sweden's Manchester, and Peking.
Water power from the Motala and the good harbour were the foundation of this once industrial city, known for its textile industry. In the latter decades of the 20th century, Norrköping suffered hard from closing down of several big industries, causing unemployment in large numbers.
As of 2002, Norrköping is coming back strong, now as a center of culture and education. The city has a famous public library, a campus of Linköping University, a small airport called Kungsängen, a Museum of Labour (Arbetets museum), and a high-tech industry park called Pronova .
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