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Östersund (östərsŭndˈ), city (1990 pop. 42,860), capital of Jämtland co., central Sweden, on Lake Storsjön; founded 1786. It is a commercial, industrial, agricultural, tourist, and transportation center.
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a city in northern Sweden, on Lake Storsjön. Capital of the Iän (county) of Jämtland. Population, 54,100 (1976). A railroad junction, Östersund has metalworking and woodworking industries. It is a center for skiing and skating.

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