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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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"On August 29, the diplomatic mission received an official response from the Ostersund District Court stating that the detainee is not an Uzbek citizen," the statement said.
Former Manchester United prodigy Morrison, 26, impressed Blades boss Chris Wilder during a trial after leaving Swedish side Ostersund and has the option to extend his stay at Bramall Lane.
Where: Ostersund Currency: Euro Brief overview: Located slap bang in the middle of Sweden, Ostersund is located on the shores of Sweden's fifth largest lake, Storsjon, opposite the island Froson.
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The former Ostersund coach only joined Swansea last June and is expected to take three of his backroom staff with him.
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Sema, 24, announced himself with a brilliant individual goal that earned Swedish minnows Ostersund a shock Europa League win at the Emirates in February.
His displays during two impressive seasons at Ljungskile alerted Ostersund's English boss Graham Potter who was building a team of young, hungry players from around Sweden with a point to prove.
GRAHAM POTTER The most successful English manager in European club competition this season, Potter has worked wonders with Swedish minnows Ostersund - and happens to have played for West Brom between 1997 and 2000.
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