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Sweden Uppsala
(1999 to the present)
  • Location : the north portion of the capital, Stockholm
  • Population : 200,000
  • Area : 48.77㎢
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Uppsala is the capital of Uppsala County and is located one hour away by train or car from the capital, Stockholm. The city is the best place for businesses, especially in consulting and service.
As one of the four big cities in Sweden, Uppsala is often referred to as a city of education, science, history and culture, and is the site of Uppsala University, the oldest university in Scandinavia. The school has a reputation for natural science in the world and has produced eight Nobel Prize winners.
There are also the Linne Museum and the 13 century Catholic church, where Gustav Eriksson Vasa and Carl von Linne (Carolus Linnaeus), the famous botanist, are buried.


Uppsala has a temperate subarctic climate with long cold winters and is under short hours of sunshine during the winter solstice. But the city also experiences more than 18 hours of visible sunshine during the summer solstice and has a mild climate in the summer. It receives around 26mm of precipitation during dry March with an average precipitation of 76mm in August.

Tourist Attractions

  • Uppsala University

    Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the first school in Scandinavia. Having produced as many as six Nobel Prize winners, including Linnaeus, the school is widely recognized for a variety of academic achievements made by its graduates. With an inion by the poet Thomas Throild, “To think free is great; to think right is greater,” at the entrance, the school library holds a large number of ancient and rare books. The university curriculum is composed of eight departments: religion, law, medicine, pharmacy, linguistics, history, philosophy, and social sciences and pedagogy, and offers more than 40 educational programs and over 1,200 subjects. With a number of foreign students from 30 countries, the school has 2,500 postdoctoral students and produces around 250 and 80 graduates with doctor’s and master’s degrees, respectively, every year.

  • Uppsala Castle

    This castle is located on the highest point of Uppsala and was built during the Dark Ages. Gustav Eriksson Vasa built it in 1540. It was renovated in the 18th century.

  • Linne Museum

    This place served as a house and a laboratory for Linnaeus, the world-famous botanist and Nobel winner. He started to teach at the Uppsala University in 1738, and many students gathered to take his lectures. He fell in class in 1774 and died in 1778. He developed the system of classification for plants. The museum holds many of his belongings and paintings by Uppsala’ s artists.

History of Exchanges

History of Exchanges
Jul. 1997 The Swedish Embassy expresses a desire to develop a relationship between Daejeon and Uppsala
Sep. 16-17, 1998 Uppsala’ s mayor attends the WTA General Meeting and discusses establishing a sister city relationship between the two cities
Mar. 20-23, 1999 Daejeon delegates visit Uppsala and discuss the sister city relationship
Oct. 18, 1999 Daejeon delegates visit Uppsala and establish a sister city relationship agreement
Nov. 10-13, 1999 The First WTA Daejeon Technomart is attended
Aug. 7-9, 2001 Daejeon delegates visit Uppsala to promote the WTA Daejeon Technomart
Nov. 7-9, 2001 The 2nd WTA Daejeon Technomart is attended
Jun. 16-18, 2002 A sister city mayor ‘s meeting is held (the mayor and one person)
Sep. 1-3, 2004 The Daejeon mayor’s cadre participates in the 4th WTA General Assembly
Nov. 24, 2005 Public official Huh, In-sook from the Daejeon Municipal Government is dispatched to Uppsala City Hall for six months
Jul. 24-29, 2006 The 5th WTA General Assembly is held in Brisbane, Australia
Aug. 2006 Four students from the department of communications of Chungnam National University visit newspapers and broadcasters in Uppsala to learn about the media environment
Oct. 8-11, 2008 The director of the Department of Strategy Planning of Uppsala City participates in the 6th WTA General Assembly
November, 2011 Daejeon Vice Mayor visits Uppsala to discuss exchanges between the two cities
Jun. 2018 WTA delegation visits and discusses WTA European committee
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